Do you notice bees zooming through holes in your home or shed when you’re outside? They’re most likely carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are relentless; no matter what you do, they never seem to go away. You’re probably worried about your property’s safety, and rightfully so. Fox Pest Control wants you to feel like your house is safe and comfortable again.
You might already know for sure that you have a carpenter bee problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a carpenter bee infestation in Rhode Island.
The most common sign of carpenter bees is holes drilled in wood. Carpenter bee holes can be found in uncured wood siding, roofing, wooden decks or deck furniture, fencing, telephone poles, wooden mailbox posts, etc.
An active carpenter bee nest may have a male that patrols the area. However, males are more aggressive than females but completely harmless.
Think you have a carpenter bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free carpenter bee control quote.
Schedule prompt service with one of our certified Pest Pro technicians.
Your Pest Pro will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized carpenter bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain carpenter bee free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the Carpenter Bees don’t come back. If you see any carpenter bee activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Carpenter bees are extremely hardy. Getting rid of them requires very powerful measures. Non-professional methods often aren’t effective, and the bees simply move to a different location nearby. Fox Pest Control has the best tools that will get rid of the bees for good.
They tunnel into the wood to make their nests. Much like ants, carpenter bees make galleries where they store their eggs. Carpenter bees don’t eat wood. Their burrowing causes damage to your home.
Only female carpenter bees can sting, and they don’t like to do it very often. Carpenter bees rarely sting unless the nest is threatened. Males can sometimes try to intimidate intruders by flying close to the face, but they don’t have a stinger and are completely harmless.
After the female makes tunnels into the wood for her eggs, she leaves the tunnel to collect flower pollen, which she tucks into the egg galleries. Using the chewed pulp from the wood, the female seals off the gallery. As the egg develops, it eats the pollen and eventually finds its way out.
As the weather gets colder, the carpenter bees look for a nice warm gallery dug out of wood. They stay there until the weather warms up again. Some bees may die during the winter, but many survive and return in the spring.
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Posted December 12th 2019
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Posted December 1st 2019
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Posted December 8th 2019
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