Carpenter bees are a large solitary species of bee. Which means they won’t found in large swarms bees buzzing around your property. They are often mistaken for bumble bees but instead of being “fuzzy” all over they have abdomens that are black and shiny. They are yellow and black in color and often lack stripes. Adults range in size from ¼ to 1 inch in length.
Why do I have a carpenter bee problem?
Your home or property my have a wood structure that is untreated, or unpainted providing carpenter bees easy access to food sources and places that they can create nesting tunnels in. These areas tend to be play structures, decks, porches, sheds and garages.
Over the winter they hibernate in abandoned tunnels, emerging in the spring to mate, find and create new nesting areas to lay eggs. Year after year, they return to their same nesting areas.
Are carpenter bees dangerous?
Yes. Female carpenter bee are fairly non-threatening and will only sting if they are directly handled or threatened. The venom from the female is powerful enough to cause allergic reactions in some cases. Males, on the other hand are much more aggressive and will buzz you and fly around the head of any potential threat. Although they are aggressive in action, a male carpenter bee hasn’t the ability to sting.
Structural integrity of your home or other property are in real danger of weakening and potential collapse from the wood tunneling and nesting habits carpenter bees. They also attract woodpeckers who peck away at the tunnels feeding on carpenter bee eggs and larvae.
This causes even more damage to your property and damaged wood lowers the value of your home too.
How do I prevent an infestation?
Give us a call at Flea Master at the first signs of a carpenter bee problem to schedule an inspection to target the frequented areas of damage, and a plan to eradicate your infestation. Staining unfinished wood and plugging any holes that carpenter bees might be nesting in is a good prevention method.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how intimidating a nest of hornets can be at your home or business. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products.
During treatment of your targeted infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them, and professional tools to remove hard to reach targets.
At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on a carpenter bee treatment and our professional and safe methods for treatment.