Professional Carpenter Bee Removal Protects Your Property
In Greater Cincinnati, a large pest problem we experience in the spring and summer is carpenter bee infestation. Tunneling into old trees, decks, wood porches, fences, and support posts, carpenter bees cause damage as they burrow into wood components of your home and lay their eggs and that spells unwelcome news for homeowners.
Snowball Pest Control can manage your bee problems quickly and effectively. Our team uses methods that eliminate current infestations, and we offer recommendations to clients that will help prevent recurrences in the future. Call us today for an onsite consultation and estimate and let us help protect your home!
What Are Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees look a lot like bumble bees, but they’re slightly larger and have a hairless abdomen. The males hover outside the entrance to their home and act aggressively; they may dart towards you if you get close to the eggs/larvae and their size makes them feel threatening. However, males lack stingers and are unable to harm you, so they pose little threat to you physically.
A sting from a female carpenter bee is possible, but unlikely. They will only sting you if handled and provoked or if you stick your fingers into the holes they’ve created for their homes.
Carpenter bees are not like termites, meaning they do not eat wood. The damage they cause is from tunneling into your home and laying their eggs.
How to Tell If You Have Carpenter Bees
There are a few tell-tale signs that indicate a carpenter bee infestation. If you see bees hanging out around your roofline, hovering near your deck, or buzzing near your fence or porch, chances are they are carpenter bees.
Next, look for holes in your wooden structure. You may also find piles of sawdust near their entry holes or see excrement under them.
If you think you may have a carpenter bee infestation, it’s important to act right away. Carpenter bee damage is slow and steady and can result in structural damage that costs thousands of dollars to repair.
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees
While there are DIY traps and sprays that you can apply yourself, they are not as effective as professional extermination methods. Snowball Pest Control uses proven products and methods
to get rid of carpenter bees and we know where to look for their tunnels, ensuring that nothing is missed. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional to take care of the issue for the last time.
Get a Free Estimate Today
Call Snowball Pest Control today to schedule your onsite estimate and see for yourself why we’re the best in town. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, and our team will go over the options with you before we apply a solution, so you know exactly what to expect throughout the process. We look forward to helping you protect your home now and in the future!