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Fox Pest Control’s Bloomington Carpenter Bee Exterminator Service

Carpenter Bees look like less fuzzy bumblebees. Despite their innocent appearance, these pests can cause major damage to your Bloomington home. Female Carpenter Bees will burrow into wood, creating a tunnel to lay eggs. Carpenter Bees are not aggressive towards humans unless bothered or handled. They are typically solitary, but will use the same tunnels each year, causing major damage to woodwork in homes. This can lead to moisture and decay, creating nearly termite-level damage. If you have carpenter bees in your home, it is recommended that you hire an exterminator instead of trying to solve the problem yourself. Fox Pest Control is here to help. Our team of highly trained technicians will help you rid your home of carpenter bees quickly.

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a carpenter bee problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs carpenter bee exterminators look for in Bloomington. 

Wood Damage

The most common sign of carpenter bees is perfect circular holes drilled in wood. Carpenter bee holes can be found in uncured wood siding, roofing, wooden decks or deck furniture, fencing, telephone poles, wooden mailbox posts, etc.

Sightings

An active carpenter bee nest may have a male that patrols the area. However, males are more aggressive than females but completely harmless because they don’t have a stinger.

Things You Need to Know About Carpenter Bees:

  • People often mistake carpenter bees for bumble bees. Here are some ways to pick a carpenter bee out from a crowd:
    • They’re about 1 inch long.
    • Carpenter bees have a black abdomen, while a bumble bee’s abdomen is covered in yellow hair.
    • They appear shiny.
    • They drill their way through wood.
  • Carpenter bees in Bloomington are so successful at reproducing because:
    • The tunnels they’ve drilled can be up to 10 feet long.
    • Females lay eggs in the wood cavities, fill them with pollen, and cover the holes with sawdust.
  • Because carpenter bees are so crafty, it’s nearly impossible to exterminate them without professional help.

Helpful Carpenter Bee Prevention Tips:

  • Remove fallen wood from your yard & protect wood piles with a waterproof covering.
  • Carpenter bees are naturally repelled by citrus, citronella oil, and neem oil
  • Paint exposed wood surfaces on the house to protect them.

How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?

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Think you have a carpenter bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (618) 228-3795 for a free Bloomington carpenter bee control quote.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized carpenter bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain carpenter bee free.

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Carpenter Bee Control FAQ

How do I get rid of carpenter bees?

Carpenter bees are extremely hardy. Getting rid of them requires very powerful measures. Non-professional methods often aren’t effective, and the bees simply move to a different location nearby. Fox Pest Control has the best tools that will get rid of the bees for good.

Why do carpenter bees burrow into wood?

They tunnel into the wood to make their nests. Much like ants, carpenter bees make galleries where they store their eggs. Carpenter bees don’t eat wood; their burrowing through wood is what causes damage to your home.

Do carpenter bees sting?

Only female carpenter bees can sting, and they don’t like to do it very often. Carpenter bees rarely sting unless the nest is threatened. Males can sometimes try to intimidate intruders by flying close to the face, but they don’t have a stinger and are completely harmless. 

Are carpenter bees aggressive?

Unlike some wasps and bees in Bloomington, carpenter bees don’t go after people very often. Unless their nest is disturbed, they don’t usually sting. 

Do carpenter bees live in colonies?

Unlike honey bees or yellow jackets that make huge colonies, carpenter bees are solitary.

Do female carpenter bees leave their nest?

After the female makes tunnels into the wood for her eggs, she leaves the tunnel to collect flower pollen, which she tucks into the egg galleries. Using the chewed pulp from the wood, the female seals off the gallery. As the egg develops, it eats the pollen and eventually finds its way out.

How do carpenter bees survive the winter?

As the weather gets colder in Bloomington, the carpenter bees look for a nice warm gallery dug out of wood. They stay there until the weather warms up again. Some bees may die during the winter, but many survive and return in the spring.

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