Carpenter Bees

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Carpenter bees are described by scientists and exterminators as solitary stinging insects. The classification could not be further from the truth. However, it is important to note, only the female has stinging capabilities. To do not mistake it, the adult male carpenter bee is a dangerous insect. Instead of stinging predatory animals, the male carpenter bee does a “dive bomb.” The insect utilizes its entire body to gain momentum to dive steeply downward and directly toward the predator.

The carpenter bee is one of the largest of its species, growing up to 1.5 inches long. Differentiating between the male and female carpenter bees is generally as simple as assessing the body color. The male is solid black, while the male is a mixture of orange and black. Identifying the insect is generally fairly easy, thanks to its larger size.

Again, the carpenter bee is a solitary insect, meaning it does not colonize or have a queen.

I Have Detected A Carpenter Bee On My Property, What Should I Do?

Carpenter bees are extremely dangerous flying insects. They build nests by boring holes that tunnel deep into decaying wood structures, such as downed trees, decks, porches, fences, mailboxes, doghouses, sheds, and garages. There is really no place off-limits to a carpenter bee when it comes to building a nest.

The male carpenter bee has a short lifespan, dying soon after mating. The insect crawls deep into the tunnel that leads to the nest before dying. The female’s lifespan is on average one year. She dies soon after her eggs hatch, following the same pattern as her mate, dying inside the tunnels she helped bore for her young.

Do Carpenter Bees Structurally Damaged Trees And Buildings?

Yes, carpenter bees do cause structural damage to wood structures. Since the insect is more notable for targeting wood structures that are already in decline, the loss would generally not be as devastating as if the structure was in good condition.

In addition to the damage caused by carpenter bees, the insect’s biggest predator joins in to cause more devastating damage. The woodpecker is drawn to the carpenter bee nest where the larvae are waiting to mature into adulthood. When the bird knows there is little standing between him and his favorite food, the pecking will begin. This behavior continues until the woodpecker is successful or the property owner catches on to his predatory behavior.

What Is The Safest Approach To Eradicating A Carpenter Bee Nest?

The safest carpenter bee management approach for inexperienced property owners is contacting the experts. Our licensed exterminators are conveniently located in the heart of Cincinnati, where they have been providing pest control services for at least a decade.

Carpenter bees are extremely dangerous insects. Their aggression level is between moderate and severe, increasing in intensity when stressed or provoked. The adults’ biggest concern is the young, so nearing the nest without proper safety gear would not be wise.

Our carpenter bee specialists will exterminate the adults before tackling the nest. We utilize industrial-strength insecticides to annihilate the adults, as part of the first phase of our carpenter bee strategy.

Why Did The Carpenter Bee Pair Target My Property In Cincinnati?

Simple, your property was believed to provide the in carpenter bee pair breeding essentials – a safe breeding ground. Carpenter bees do not discriminate between properties or property owners. In fact, every property and owner is on the carpenter bee’s radar. So make no mistake about it, you could easily become victimized by carpenter bees without a moment’s notice.

To make matters worse, carpenters have the habit of utilizing a nest over and over again. This is why it is so important to have the impacted structure removed from your property as soon as the carpenter bees are exterminated.

How Do I Schedule A Carpenter Bee Inspection For My Property In Cincinnati?

First, you can try contacting our Cincinnati location during business hours to speak with one of our qualified carpenter bee experts. Our customer support is qualified to answer all of your questions regarding our carpenter bee extermination solutions.

If your schedule is too hectic for a one-on-one phone conversation with one of our customer support representatives, we suggest shooting us an email. We should respond within 24 and 48 hours of your initial request.

How Do I Carpenter Bee-Proof My Property Here On Out?

Once our exterminators deem your home carpenter bee-free, it will be to start devising a prevention plan. While your property is finally free of carpenter bees and the danger they bring to the table, it is not over yet. Your property will not be completely off the carpenter bee’s radar as long as the nest is present. Depending on what type of structure was impacted by the carpenter bees, it may be necessary to hire a professional to clear away the mess.

Damaged and decaying decks, fence posts, mailboxes, and other targeted structures should be replaced or updated to deter future carpenter bee attacks.

Are Carpenter Bee Insecticides Dangerous?

Yes, but only when they are put into the wrong hands. Inexperienced consumers do not always take the necessary precautions to protect the environment, animals, and humans from chemical pesticide exposure. We highly suggest bringing our Cincinnati extermination team on to get the extermination done and get it done right the first go-round.

Insecticides with chemicals are extremely dangerous when stored, handled, and administered haphazardly. We utilize safety gear to protect the environment when dealing with chemical-based pesticides.

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