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What Is A Carpenter Bee?
Carpenter bees are a solitary bee species that can grow up to 1 and ½ inches in length. However, some are as small as ½ an inch. Male carpenter bees are usually black and orange, while females are totally black. Many people will mistaken carpenter bees for bumblebees because the two look similar. However, there are some differences between them. For instance, bumblebees have a hairy abdomen, and carpenter bees do not.
Why Do I Have Carpenter Bees At Home?
In most cases, carpenter bees are going to enter your property because you have untreated wood. If your softwood is not stained or painted, it’ll attract carpenter bees. Carpenter bees use this wood for overwintering and nesting purposes. They can quickly build tunnels in the softwood and use them for nesting. They’ll build nests on porches and sheds. They do not eat the wood. Instead, it is discarded. Remember that breeding pairs of carpenter bees will stay together years after year. As a result, the damage done to your property is going to worsen each year.
Do Carpenter Bees Pose Dangers?
You’re likely worried that carpenter bees are going to destroy your property. In addition to this, you’re worried that they’re going to attack you. Is this going to happen? Is it something you have to worry about? Ultimately, it depends on the type of carpenter bee you’re dealing with. Male carpenter bees do not have stingers so they’re not going to sting. Nevertheless, male carpenter bees are aggressive and will protect their nests. Female bees have stingers, but they’re docile and usually do not sting humans. They are only going to sting if they feel threatened.
To reduce the risks, you should stay away from carpenter bee nests. If you get stung by a carpenter bee, you may need to seek medical attention. Another problem with carpenter bees is that they leave larvae that attract woodpeckers, which will cause even more problems.
How Can I Remove Carpenter Bees?
You won’t be able to get rid of carpenter bees easily. Some are aggressive and will try to sting humans. It is best to stay away from them. Furthermore, you have to worry that you’re going to miss a carpenter bee nest. If you do, the colony will recover. If you’re serious about dealing with this problem, you need to work with us. We offer comprehensive carpenter bee extermination services in Indianapolis. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Can I Eliminate Carpenter Bees?
You can find many DIY carpenter bee removal techniques, but many of them are ineffective. If you try to use these chemicals, you’ll likely run into effectiveness issues. Plus, you have to worry that you’re going to expose yourself and your loved ones to dangerous chemicals. You need to avoid the risks by hiring a professional. We’ll handle this problem for you, so you don’t have to worry about getting stung.
Can I Stop Future Carpenter Bee Infestations?
You can take steps to reduce the likelihood that you’re going to deal with a carpenter bee infestation in the future. For starters, you need to make sure that the wood around your home has been properly treated. If you’re going to be building a new structure, use hardwood.
How Soon Can You Start?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced exterminators. It will take us 24 to 48 hours to respond.