Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees
Size: 1/2" - 1"
Color: Solid black with yellow or orange hair
Habitat: Tunnels inside wood
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Carpenter Bee Control

Carpenter bees are known for their ability to drill holes through wood and nest in them, hence the name “Carpenter” bees. They do not construct hives and they don’t produce honey. Regularly, they can often be mistaken for bumblebees. Of the four main species of bees in North America, the bumblebee and carpenter bee are of the same size and they do share the same characteristics. Therefore, it can be quite difficult to differentiate the two. The main difference is that bumblebees do not cause much damage to homes compared to carpenter bees. If given enough time, carpenter bees can and will destroy your home drilling multiple holes for potential nesting grounds for their next of kin. Prime locations for holes can be located in unpainted, exposed wood on sidings, window trims, decks, under roofs and even in outdoor furniture.That is why Carpenter Bee Control is important and should be done quickly. For information on how to kill carpenter bees and how to get rid of carpenter bees with the best products available, scroll down and read more or give us a call.

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Before you are able to complete Carpenter Bee Control or start to gather information on how to kill carpenter bees effectively, it's best to find information on the pest themselves and their behavior so that you know what you are up against. Carpenter bees rarely sting. The females are the only ones who are equipped with stingers but they are too busy producing eggs to worry about incoming threats, especially a threat as large as a human. Females are often found deep within the holes for safer haven. If these holes are not discovered and managed, carpenter bees will come back during peak season and continue to drill and extend the same hole deep within your home. There a various signs to consider that will help you stay alert of a carpenter bee infestation. Holes along the outside of your home are the obvious and the other is the frass created from the drilling of carpenter bees.By knowing some of these details, you will be better equipped when it you try to find information on how to get rid of carpenter bees.

Carpenter Bee Control

Here are some tips for how to get rid of carpenter bees: Before any Carpenter Bee Control treatment or application of any insecticide, be sure to wait until it gets late in the afternoon (preferably during nightfall). This is one of the best ways to stay safe from stinging attacks on how to kill carpenter bees because generally, bees are not as active during the night and will be asleep in their bedchambers. Another tip on how to kill carpenter bees include directly applying the insecticide to the entryway hole using bee concentrated pesticides. Also, when you are considering ways of how to get rid of carpenter bees, remember to never over-treat the area because this will prevent bees from entering or leaving their nest through the carpenter holes. A light application is all that is needed for effective Carpenter Bee Control. This will allow bees to enter and exit freely and while doing so will acquire dust on their bodies. When the targeted carpenter bee cleans itself, it will they consume the pesticide simultaneously leading to an inevitable death.

How to Kill Carpenter Bees

For further control measures of how to get rid of carpenter bees, it is highly recommended to acquire a liquid insecticide containing an active ingredient that is labeled for Carpenter Bee Control and apply a follow up application that is applied in and around the infested areas. The best treatment time on how to kill carpenter bees is when it is applied before any nesting activity begins, therefore it is ideal to apply carpenter bee treatments during the early spring. If the infestation is current and it is overwhelming, do not hesitate to call our staff of professional pest control experts. We will gladly assist you with more information on how to get rid of carpenter bees.

If you have any further questions about how to kill carpenter bees, how to get rid of carpenter bees with the products we carry here at Pest Mall or the best Carpenter Bee Control methods, feel free to contact us by email or telephone.

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Q. Will carpenter bees drill into dirt banks?
We recently bought an acreage where we are going to build and was told about the carpenter bees. On the property there is a large revine and it appears that dozens of holes have been drilled into the surface. We're sure it is an insect but not sure what and being winter nothing is there yet.
A.   It is unlikely that the infesting pests are carpenter bees. Carpenter bees usually exclusively attack wood and so unpainted or unfinished wood structures will be prone to carpet bee infestations.
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Q. wood bees control
Sometime last spring I found on the internet something that looked like a cardboard box that you hang from the porch to attract the wood bees, that would eliminate them. Do you know what I'm talking about?
A.   Yes. Actually, they are not made of cardboard, but they are in fact constructed from bare wood which is why they are so effective. Carpenter bees are naturally attracted to these pieces. To use them in a more effective way, you can always cover the existing holes with the trap and they naturally enter the trap. The wood traps have holes that are already drilled in and as the bees enter the holes and inside the plastic, they cannot fly back out. The natural pheromone that the trapped bees release furthermore attract the other carpenter bees from the colony.
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Q. Carpenter Bee Control
Need someone who can go to sides of the house on trim at roof and kill bees and seal the soffit
A.   You can actually treat carpenter bees yourself with the same professional use products. We have a product called Delta dust that you can use to puff inside the holes where the carpenter bees have bore. Delta dust is a moisture proof dust and therefore it will last for up to 6 months upon application. After the treatment with the dust has been made we highly recommend that you seal the hole back up after about a week or two after the bee activity has decreased to its minimum. Sealing the holes will help prevent future infestations or water damages.
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Q. Carpenter bees
Mu carpenter bees are in the rakeboards on my house along the roofline. The rakeboards are wrapped in aluminum and they are getting behind there. I cant see any holes, but on occasion I get one in the house. How do I kill them without being able to see the holes ???
A.   You can apply a liquid concentrate spray on the surfaces where the carpenter bees frequent so that as they rest on the surface, they come in contact with the insecticide. Such insecticides are Talstar Pro or Suspend SC.
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Q. does any of the carpenter bee pesticeds hurt dogs
A.   We do not recommend using dust products around pets because it can easily be inhaled. However when using a liquid spray, the treated area can be reoccupied once it has fully dried.
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Q. carpenter bees extermination
Which product is better for treating for Carpebter Bees or (which is stronger) -- Cynoff EC liquid or Cynoff WP powder. I prefer the liquid but will buy the strongest one.
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Not one is better than the other because both products are made with the same active ingredient.

However, we recommend the Lambdastar 9.7 to spray for carpenter bees. You can spray this product outside on the surfaces that they are infesting.

If you have holes that are made by the carpenter bees, then you should treat the holes as well.

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Q. Suspected carpenter bees
In my attic I found about six months ago like very fine dark sawdust in one place under a double rafter. The attic is foam insulated up to the sides of the rafters so only their central part is exposed. There are no holes or any visible sign of insects. I cleaned it away and placed a tray but nothing came again until last week, when the same dark particle dust fell on the floor on the same place. This time a cobweb hangs under the rafter so I can see that this dust comes from the very narrow joint between the double rafter. From the outside nothing can be seen as it is near the crest of the roof and anyway covered by asphalt shingles. Do you think carpenter bees are at work and which isthe best method to get at them as the only opening is that very narrow separation between the two combined rafters?
A.   Carpenter bees show more visible signs of infestation like the bees themselves or holes on the surfaces. We do advise that you get an inspection done so that you can accurately identify the pest and treat accordingly. Many wood infesting pests will leave behind sawdust and the infestation may actually be something other than carpenter bees.
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Q. My husband and i are going to put a deck in and when we tore down the railroad ties hundreds of carpenter bee came out. We have no idea how to get rid of them now they are all over the place so its not like we can spray them. And when we build our deck will they try to live there? Thanks so much
A.   It depends on the type of wood that is used to build the deck and if the deck will be finished with paint or not. Typically, carpenter bees like soft wood and unpainted or unfinished wood. To kill the bees on contact, you can use Wasp Freeze or Sting Ray Aerosol which are jet sprays to instantly knock down flying insects like bees, wasps, and hornets. Once you are able to knock down most of the bees, we recommend that you apply Delta Dust or Suspend SC. Since we cannot adequately evaluate what the isolated area of infestation looks like, we will not be able to give you a more definitive answer. We apologize for being unable to better assist you.
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Q. Is there a way to get rid of carpenter bees without killing them.
A.   We do carry the carpenter bee traps that keep them in a bottle for some time, but if left alone for too long, the bees will die inside the trap on their own. Otherwise, we do not carry anything that will trap the bees and keep them alive for a prolonged period of time.
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Q. Kill Carpenter Bee
I'm told you can keep carpenter bees from boring into wood sometimes by applying a thick coat of paint. Can you confirm this. If it is true can you reccommend a type of paint. Thank you
A.   Carpenter bees do generally prefer unfinished wood. However, that does not necessarily mean that they will not bore into painted surfaces. It may be best to use a liquid concentrate product like Masterline to spray onto surfaces. Masterline is diluted with water and used as a surface treatment with a residual of about 3 months.
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