carpenter bees look like?
bees are a large species of bee found in New York and Connecticut that
range in size from ½ - 1 inches in length. They resemble bumble bees,
but do not have a hairy abdomen like a bumble bee; their abdomen is
black and shiny. They also do not live in colonies; carpenter bees are a
dangers do carpenter bees pose?
carpenter bees are aggressive, but do not have a stinger. Female
carpenter bees do have a stinger but rarely do they use it unless
directly handled. The holes they create can cause enough damage to
weaken the structure of your home.
Why do I
bees do not eat wood, but bore circular holes in it to lay their eggs;
they also use the holes to nest in over the winter. They prefer bare,
unpainted, weathered softwoods. These areas often include decks, porches
and sheds. Breeding pairs and consecutive generations often come back to
the same area year after year to make their nests, increasing the amount
Can I get
rid of carpenter bees myself?
to completely eradicate carpenter bees you need to be certain you have
found and treated every hole that they have created. If you leave one or
two holes untreated infestation is likely to reoccur. There is also the
danger of being stung and having an allergic reaction.
choose Bliss to get rid of carpenter bees?
Due to the
possibility of being stung and having an allergic reaction
carpenter bees should only be handled by professionals.
Louie Exterminating Pest control will be able to customize
a treatment plan to completely eliminate carpenter
bees safely from your home.
How can I
prevent carpenter bees?
bees do not like to create holes in wood that is stained or painted,
therefore painting or staining wooden structures such as porches, decks
and sheds is a good way to prevent them from picking those areas as a
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