Carpenter bees were rightfully named due to their habit of boring into wood. Though they simply drill circular holes to create tunnels inside wood, causing damage, many believe they also eat the wood, but they just excavate it. Unlike common bees, such as honeybees and bumble bees that are social insects, carpenter bees are not social insects. Within inside outdoor eaves, door frames, the sides of structures and trees, carpenter bees nest individually. With this in mind, we at All-Rite Pest Control would like to continue to discuss carpenter bees in Kentucky.
Carpenter Bee Identification
Having oval and robust bodies, they average between 1/4 – 1 inch long and carpenter bees are yellow or black in color. They do lack yellow markings on their abdomens but have other physical characteristics to bumble bees. Where Eastern carpenter bees are the ones that emulate the bumble bees’ appearance, having sleek, black bodies and a patch of yellow hair on their thorax, carpenter bees have more metallic, colorful bodies from species like the California and female valley species.
Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation
Among the most common signs of a carpenter bee infestation, there are smooth, round holes that carpenter bees bore into wood. To identify early damage to buildings and the carpenter bee infestation, homeowners should regularly inspect for the presence of these holes and hovering bees in the perimeter of the home and surrounding property. Since carpenter bees preferring bare wood, painting and staining wood can sometimes help. In addition to sealing any cracks and crevices along the property’s foundation and walls with a silicone-based caulk, repair any tears in screens, and keep doors closed at all times to avoid carpenter bees and prevent them from entering the home.
Stinging Insect Control
For proper carpenter bee control (as carpenter bees can be exceptional challenging to remove) it is recommended to contact a licensed pest control professional. Done by the expertise of a professional, the appropriate treatment method and discovering all of the galleries can be easily accomplished. Call in the professionals of All-Rite Pest Control and let our certified experts eliminate the carpenter bees from your home as quickly as possible to prevent the extensive damage they are capable of doing with their wood-boring habits. With efficient removal, we use state-of-the-art equipment and effective products to ensure safe. Our qualified technicians can do the rest if you have a problem carpenter bee. If carpenter bees are allowed to persist, they will weaken the wooden structures and can potentially cost you thousands of dollars. Contact professionals sooner than later.