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More About Carpenter Bees
What are carpenter bees? Unfortunately, many Los Angeles residents will find themselves asking this question too late. Their house is already overrun with this stinging pest and they need to fix the problem. The carpenter bee is a solitary bee species that can reach an inch and a half in length. Male carpenter bees are black and orange, but female carpenter bees are only black. Although they look like bumblebees, the difference is that carpenter bees have black, shiny abdomens.
Why Are Carpenter Bees Here?
You’re likely wondering what attracts carpenter bees to your property. These pests prefer building nests in softwoods. If your property has unpainted or untreated softwoods, carpenter bees are going to come there to build nests. They will build tunnels in the wood which is ultimately discarded. Carpenter bee nests can be attached to decks, sheds, porches, and elsewhere. A breeding pair of carpenter bees can return to the nest for several years so the damage will compound.
The Dangers Of Carpenter Bees
You’re likely worried about your safety. After all, carpenter bees have a stinger and they might attack you. Well, you can calm down because carpenter bees aren’t overly dangerous. Male bees do not have stingers, but they can be aggressive. As long as you stay away from their nest, you should be okay. Female carpenter bees have stingers and can sting, but they’re docile and shouldn’t bother you. If stung, the carpenter bee might inject venom into your skin and that can cause an allergic reaction.
You may need medical attention. Another risk is that carpenter bee larvae will attract woodpeckers. They’ll destroy your property much quicker.
How Should I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?
When you try to get rid of carpenter bees, you’ll receive the task won’t be easy. In fact, it could be dangerous. You’ll need to get rid of the bees and make sure they never return. Working with a qualified pest expert is highly recommended. We suggest calling us because we’ll do everything we can to help you.
Can I Tackle This Problem Myself?
You can find DIY carpenter bee removal products on the market, but they’re not perfect. There is a risk that you’re going to use the products incorrectly and that means you’re exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals. In addition to this, these products might not work. We believe it is best to use our services because we guarantee our results.
Is Your Carpenter Bee Treatment Safe?
If you want guaranteed, safe results, work with us. We provide our exterminators with many months of training to ensure that they’ll be able to eliminate pests safely. We try to use natural solutions when possible. If we have to use conventional products, we’ll do so cautiously. Furthermore, we only use EPA-registered products to protect you.
Preventing Carpenter Bee Infestations
To stop carpenter bees from reaching your home, treat the wood around your home. Paint or stain the wood. You can also switch to hardwood because these stinging insects prefer softwoods.
When Can You Get Here?
We can respond to your inquiry in 24 to 48 hours.