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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee Control

At Do My Own Pest Control we have what you need to get rid of those annoying carpenter bees. We have everything from carpenter bee insecticide spray to the best bee extermination kits available. Please see our carpenter bee control products below to find effective bee control solutions. If we don’t have the kind of bee treatment supplies you’re looking for, just let us know and we’ll get it for you!

For specific instructions on getting rid of carpenter bees, please see the article How To Get Rid of Carpenter Bees to learn quick and easy carpenter bee extermination techniques. 


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Demon WP Insecticide
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The generic of Cynoff WP and Demon WP. Get the same pesticide for less!

Delta Dust Insecticide
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Delta Dust is the only waterproof dust available, great for wall voids and cracks and crevices.


Demand CS
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Demand CS is a micro-encapsulated insecticide offering superior insect control.

Tempo 1% Dust
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1% Cyfluthrin in a dust form that is excellent against hornets, wasps, bees and many other insect pests

Cy-Kick Aerosol - 17.5 oz.
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Crack & Crevice Residual insecticide labeled for a wide variety of insect pests.


Trebor Plastic Plugs - 3/8 inch - Pack of 50
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Plastic 3/8 inch plugs with triple seals for plugging holes in concrete after a termite treatment.

Onslaught Insecticide
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Multi-use insecticide with excellent residual control of over 200 insect pests.

Demon Max
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Residual pest control with dual action to control and repel over 30 types of pests including ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks and termites.


Tempo Ultra WP
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Tempo Ultra WP cyfluthrin insecticide for controlling insects in landscape areas and ornamentals

Tri-Die - 8 oz.
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Tri-Die Pyrethrin Dust Aerosol

Carpenter Bee Kit with Cyonara 9.7
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Cyonara 9.7 dries clear and leaves no visible residue on wood surfaces. This kit also comes with plugs, dust, and a hand duster.


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Excellent micro-encapsulated lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide concentrate for the control of a wide variety of insect pests.

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Tempo Ultra WSP Insecticide is a wettable powder that targets infesting pests on indoor and outdoor landscapes

Temprid Ready Spray
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Alpine Ant and Termite Foam - 20 oz.
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Non-repellent ant and termite foam labeled as a Reduced Risk product by the EPA - safe and effective for termite control

PT 221L Residual Aerosol - 17.5 oz. can
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A long-lasting residual aerosol with 0.05% Lambda Cyhalothrin for excellent control of insect pests.

Carpenter Bee Kit with Cyper WP
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Cyper WP leaves a slight visible residue on darker wood surfaces but will make more gallons of finished solution. Also includes plugs, dust and a hand duster.


Cy-Kick CS Aerosol
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Cy-Kick CS Aerosol - ready to use crack & crevice residual insecticide that keeps killing pests for weeks

Dustick Duster (with 21-foot reach)
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Professional duster with extension pole that is able to reach over 21 feet high! Comes with 4 x 4 foot extension poles, a dust canister and dusting tip, pump handle and a canvas carrying bag.

Carpenter Bee Trap
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Effective trap for carpenter bees. Simple and easy to use.


Carpenter Bee Control Kit
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Provides the tools needed to control Carpenter Bees. Kit comes with liquid insecticide, plugs, dust, and a hand duster.

EcoVia EC
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Created through an extensive research and development process, EcoVia EC is the green solution to almost all your insect problems.

Harmonix Insect Spray
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A biological insecticide that sets the new standard in residual performance.

 

While all bees are usually unwelcome around your home, carpenter bees are especially a nuisance because of their destructive behavior.  Carpenter bees are often considered beneficial insects, because they are pollinators and therefore very important. However, when they’ve been allowed to establish several generations in the wood of your home or property, they can become economic pests. While treating for these pests can be a daunting task, we can help you out with a step-by-step treatment guide and tips on how to get rid of carpenter bees without hiring a professional.

Preventing Carpenter Bee Infestations

Unfortunately you cannot fully prevent these bees from infesting wooden parts of your property, but you can take a few steps to lower your risks.

  • Proper maintenance will ensure there are no gaps or holes that the bees can easily gain access too, especially if unfinished wood is involved. Make sure all screens are repaired and all window and door caulking or weather stripping is intact and there are no holes in any of your wooden structures. Fill all existing holes with putty or wire mesh.
  • Carpenter bees are less likely to attack painted or varnished wood, finishing all exposed wood surfaces are a key part of control for these insects. However, just because the wood is finished does not mean bees will not attack if they need shelter.
  • If there are large areas of exposed wood, like shingles, wooden siding, or wooden decks or porches, you can consider treating these areas with a residual insecticide.

Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees nest in wood; they do not eat it like termites. Before treating, make sure you have located all entry points of the bees, which look like perfectly round ½ inch holes. We sell all the products mentioned below, and all are included in our carpenter bee kits.

  • There will be male carpenter bees hovering around the openings. The male bees do not have stingers but may act aggressively and startle passersby. You can choose to use a knockdown aerosol to eliminate these bees or just swat them away. Females are equipped with stingers but rarely sting. 
  • An insecticide dust is the key product you will use to kill carpenter bees. A dust product like D-Fense Dust is perfect for the small holes that lead to the bee’s chambers. The bees will have to pass through the openings and will come in contact with the dust. Using a hand duster will ensure the dust can coat the tunnel surfaces and reach deep into the tunnels. There may be many entry holes and it is important to treat them all.
  • After you have treated the entry holes, the holes need to be plugged. However, you should not plug these holes while the bees are inside; they are likely to chew their way out. The larvae hatch and emerge in the spring – when you are most likely to notice them- so treat when you see them and notice the holes. Treat again in the summer and once more in early fall, before the bees return to their chambers to overwinter. It is very important to plug the holes because carpenter bees will return to their old nests every year. Use plastic or wooden plugs or putty and always finish the wood with varnish, sealant, or paint to further deter the bees.

Carpenter Bee Damage

Carpenter bees do not cause much structural damage, but if the bees are left for years untreated, their tunnels can span several feet within the wood and eventually cause problems. Other damage can include woodpeckers trying to eat the bee larvae within the wood, fungus or mold in entry holes, and other insect infestations. The bees come back every year and expand their “nests,” so carpenter bee treatment as soon as possible is important in preventing extensive tunneling.

Carpenter Bee Identification

Carpenter bees are often confused with bumblebees. Both are big bees, but have clear identifying characteristics. Bumblebees are large bees, about ½ inch to 1 inch long. These comparatively giant bees nest underground and are very social. They have fuzzy bodies with bright yellow and black markings. Carpenter bees are very similar in size, with the area directly behind their heads (thorax) is a fuzzy yellow, but the upper side of their abdomens are a shiny black, unlike the all-fuzzy bumblebee. Carpenter bees use the wood not as food, but as shelter.

Carpenter Bee Behavior

Since carpenter bees use wood as their nests, where they keep their eggs or young, the male bees guard the nests, hovering around the entry holes. They can be very alarming because they will dart at and fly erratically around anyone they perceive as threatening. However, they cannot sting. Female carpenter bees can sting, but very rarely do unless closely handled. 

Carpenter Bee Infestations

  • This big bee can infest a wide range of wood, soft or hard, and weathered wood may be particularly attractive, since carpenter bees tend to avoid finished or panted woods. 
  • There are several species of carpenter bees, and certain species can prefer specific types or varieties of wood. 
  • Any exposed wood is vulnerable, so doors, windowsills, roof eves, shingles, railings, telephone poles, wooden lawn chairs are all up for grabs. 
  • These bees tend to continue to reuse their existing nests and galleries, expanding and adding on, which is what causes the extensive damage and why it is key to treat an infestation as soon as you notice.
  • New adults emerge from galleries in August or September to feed, enter tunnels to overwinter, and will emerge again in April to mate and lay eggs. It is important to know when the bees are out and have no eggs in their galleries so the bees don’t tunnel their way out.

Carpenter Bee Control Products & Information

Do you have a carpenter bee problem? If so then you are in luck because we are the pest control specialists that know how to get rid of carpenter bees. Here you will find some of the best carpenter bee control products available today. Don’t call an exterminator, we’ll show you how to exterminate those bees on your own for much less than hiring a bee control company to do it.

Did you know that there are approximately 500 different species of carpenter bees? The most distributed species among the 500 is called Xylocopa virginica. We call this insect “carpenter bees” because almost all 500 species build their nests in some type of wood. If you ever come across a carpenter bee chamber, take a look and see the amazing little tunnels they create inside. It’s really quite interesting to see how they live inside a piece of wood. It’s just too bad for them that they’re going to get evicted by you!

Pictures of Carpenter Bees

Here are a few carpenter bee pictures to help you identify them:



 
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