Have you been seeing holes in the raw wood on your property? Maybe holes in the old gazebo, or maybe the new deck you just had installed? Or worse, maybe you found the holes in your untreated wood siding. Carpenter bees may sting you and it may hurt but nothing will hurt more than the quote you will get from the builder when you call him in to fix the damage, and so you know, carpenter bees are never covered in a renovation warranty. So if you are seeing holes, especially holes about the size of a pinky nail with feces, bits of bee parts, and wood pulp dripping out then you have carpenter bees. And you will want to get rid of them as quickly as you physically can. The cost of professional removal is not very high unless they are in a very hard to access or especially hard to get to place. Inside of walls and under decks are difficult to treat, but the right company, like Wasp Control, can get them out of the tightest locations.
If you see an increase in carpenter bee activity taking place around your property, contact wasp removal Burlington for quick and safe removal.
There are options as far as controlling the carpenter bee activity on your property, a bee hotel is a great choice. It’s filled with the kind of wood the bees love with plenty of space for a large nest. Since they are helpful pollinators and unlikely to attack unless threatened directly they are worth keeping if you can get them to use the bee hotel.
If not then you can of course paint over and varnish the holes in your home. This will trap the bees in their nests and suffocate them to death. This is a harsh method of removal, and it does not even remove them but necessary if they are trying to destroy your home.
The females are the bees that drill into the wood to make the nests, the males do not have a function beyond buzzing around and mating. The females build the nest, lay the eggs, and raise the larva into full-grown adult carpenter bees. They are also the ones with the stinger and they can be aggressive if their nest is approached.
If the infestation is too bad for all of those options you will have to go for the professional method. At wasp control, we can send an at heights trained, licensed, and insured exterminator who can climb to any hight and remove your carpenter bees permanently with a 6-month warranty that covers repeated removals.