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Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow stinging insects whose life only spans up to a year. Females rarely sting and males completely lack the ability to, unlike wasps and hornets. These bees bore into raw wood and deck timbers, especially if it’s weathered or has starter holes. As a result, this can cause severe damage to log and wood-sided structures. Contrary to popular belief, these bees do not eat wood, they simply chew and live within it. Nectar from flowering plants is their main food source.
Carpenter bees overwinter and typically become active in April and May and lay their eggs in June. Professional treatment is key. Moreover, dusting in entrance holes and an exterior pesticide treatment on affected wood is the most effective method for control. These bees typically require multiple treatments over the course of a season. To prevent them from re-infesting, caulking and sealing off holes and refinishing or replacement of wood is necessary.
Treatment for Carpenter Bees
In order to keep carpenter bees out of the home, it is essential always to inspect the perimeter. Seal any cracks and crevices you jay see along the foundation and walls with caulk; repair holes in screens on windows or doors, and keep the doors closed unless in use. Professional treatment is vital if you have an active infestation. Dusting in entrance holes and an exterior pesticide treatment on affected wood is the most effective method for control. Carpenter bees typically require multiple treatments throughout a season. To prevent re-infestation, caulk and seal off holes, refinishing, or replacement of wood is necessary.
If you believe to be experiencing problems associated with carpenter bees, it is crucial to call licensed wildlife professionals. We have been keeping structures free from carpenter ants for over 25 years and are eager to help today!
We specialize in this type of eradication and remediation. If you have noticed an abundance of carpenter bees around your structure, please give us a call today!