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The carpenter bee is a solitary species of bee. It is one of the largest bee species with the largest carpenter bees reaching an inch and a half in length. The color depends on gender. Males are orange and black while females are only black. These bees are frequently mistaken for bumblebees. The primary difference is that they do not have hair on their abdomens. Instead, carpenter bees have a shiny, black abdomen.
Reasons People Have Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees approach homes that have unstained, unpainted softwoods. If you’ve built a deck or porch using softwoods, there is a good chance the wood will attract carpenter bees before you know it. The pests are going to build tunnels in the wood. They primarily build tunnels in sheds, decks, and porches. The wood is discharged and not eaten. Remember that breeding pairs are going to return to the same nests for several years. As a result, the damage done to your property will accumulate quickly.
Are Carpenter Bees Dangerous To Humans?
The dangers involved depend on the species and gender. Male carpenter bees aren’t as dangerous because they do not have stingers. Nevertheless, they’re going to fly around the nest and attempt to defend the colony. Carpenter bees indeed sting but only the female carpenter bee can sting. You’ll find that most female carpenter bees are generally docile. They’re not going to attack you unless you get too close or try to handle them. In some cases, their venom can create an allergic reaction. If you experience an allergic reaction, it is pertinent to get medical assistance right away. Carpenter bees are going to build tunnels and leave their larvae inside.
Unfortunately, this will lead to woodpeckers coming and damaging your property as well.
Removing Carpenter Bees From Your Property
If you want to wipe out the carpenter bees on your property, you’ll need to treat all carpenter bee tunnels. There is always a risk that you’re going to miss a tunnel or two. When this happens, the carpenter bees are going to survive. Another infestation will occur. Contact our office so we can use our reliable services to get rid of them. We know how to deal with the problem promptly and with precision.
Dealing With It Yourself
You may want to try dealing with the problem yourself. Although this is one option, it likely isn’t the best. DIY methods are not recommended because many of them are ineffective. Others are unsafe. We believe it is always best to work with a professional.
We Only Use Safe Treatments
We hope you’ll work with us because we only use safe treatments. Our technicians aim to provide our clients with high-quality, safe services. They will follow precise protocols while using proven techniques to guarantee that you’re going to be okay. Our services rely heavily on products registered with the Environmental Protection Agency so we know they’re safe and reliable.
Preventing Invasions Of Carpenter Bees
Work quickly and diligently to get keep carpenter bees away from your property. Remember that these pests are attracted to unpainted, untrained wood. To keep them away, paint or stain your softwoods. Otherwise, you can switch to hardwoods.
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