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carpenter beeWith warmer weather approaching, it is common for many types of pests to start making their way into your homes. These pests can include Carpenter Bees, Termites, Carpenter Ants, etc. Let’s face it- no one wants to deal with these insects inside the home, that’s why carpenter bees traps are always a good idea. They become a burden whether they are just flying around, or making their way into your home. The point of this article is to describe what to look for, should you think you have an infestation of some kind, and to give you a solution. This will help you identify which problems you have and how to go about them.

One of the most common pests you may find inside or outside your home are Carpenter Bees. Similar to the size of a bumblebee, these insects are mostly found to be of black and blue varieties, and males are found to have some yellow color as well. While carpenter bees do not eat wood, they are known to excavate many wood surfaces. These surfaces can include doors, window sills, railings, decks, fences, sheds and many more. They prefer unpainted surfaces but can be found, in rare cases, on wood surfaces with old or chipped paint. Carpenter bees feed on pollen and nectar, most like many other species of bees.

carpenter beeThere are clues to finding out if you have a Carpenter Bee infestation. You may see sawdust from where holes have been drilled, or a presence of yellowish pollen near the nest. If their is flight activity near one of the common surfaces or a wood structure, this is also a common sign. If you believe you have an infestation, there are ways to treat it. You will likely want to call a pest management professional to survey the severity of your nest. They will be able to remove the nest once applying an insecticide to the wood they have made a home out of. Once the bees have made their way out of the home, the PMP will remove the nest. Upon removal, you will want to take some preventative measures to make sure this doesn’t occur again. These will include making sure fresh paint is applied to the wood surface immediately and sealing any holes that were made by the infestation. Though Carpenter Bees do not sting, they are one of many pests that people do not like inside the home or on their property.