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What Are Carpenter Bees?
Most people in San Diego have seen carpenter bees are some point. This solitary bee species is larger than others, with the biggest bees reaching 1 and ½ inches in length. Males are black and orange, while females are black. It is common for people to mistake carpenter bees for bumblebees since they look similar. The only difference is that bumblebees have a hairy abdomen, whereas the carpenter bee has a black, shiny abdomen.
Why Do I Have Carpenter Bees?
You’ve found carpenter bees in your home, and you’re wondering why. Well, you’ll find that most carpenter bees are attracted to untreated, unpainted softwood. They will use this wood to build a nest and shelter over the winter. Carpenter bees will create tunnels in the wood before nesting in these tunnels. It is common to find these bees near sheds, decks, and porches. While they do not eat wood, they use it for shelter. Remember that breeding pairs return each year so this will increase the amount of damage done to your property.
Are Carpenter Bees Dangerous?
Male carpenter bees do not have stingers, but they are aggressive. If you get close to their nest, they will fly around and attempt to protect it. Female carpenter bees have stingers, but they’re docile and usually do not sting people. They’ll only sting if you threaten or touch them. While not necessarily dangerous, they release venom that could lead to an allergic reaction. Finally, carpenter bees will lure woodpeckers, which will cause more damage to your structure.
How Can I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?
Carpenter bees are annoying and aggressive, so it is best to get rid of them as quickly as possible. The only problem is that getting rid of them will prove to be difficult. For success, it is pertinent to treat all tunnels. Otherwise, the bees will return. Our company offers effective residential pest control services so we’ll be able to get rid of your carpenter bees better than anyone else.
Can I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees Myself?
While you could, it is not recommended. Unfortunately, DIY carpenter bee chemicals are not effective. In fact, they’re dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. There is also a risk that you’re going to get stung and that could lead to a serious allergic reaction.
Are Your Treatments Safe?
Our company offers safe, effective treatment options. We rely heavily on EPA-registered chemicals to guarantee that we’ll be able to keep you safe. Our technicians are thoroughly trained, and they’ll work diligently to protect you and your loved ones.
How Do I Stop Future Carpenter Bee Infestations?
To prevent future carpenter bee infestations, you should treat all wood outside of your home. Be sure to paint or seal the wood since this will stop the bees from being attracted to it. Also, you can switch to hardwood.
When Can You Start?
We know you want to get rid of the carpenter bees as quickly as possible. Our company can reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
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