Carpenter Bees in Your Attic?

How to get rid of Carpenter bees

Carpenter Bees are amazing insects that can cause some serious damage to wood on structures. Carpenter Bees resemble Bumble Bees but they have very different nesting behaviors. They bore very long tunnels throughout the wood and divide these tunnels into cells where individual larvae will develop.  Carpenter Bees are nonsocial insects, although many females may infest the same structure at different locations. The galleries that the Carpenter Bees carve out are very complex.

Carpenter Bees complete one generation per year. The eggs a laid in the spring Larva and pupa develop in the closed cells during the Summer. Adult Carpenter  Bees emerge in late Summer and return to the same tunnels to hibernate over the winter. In the Spring the adults mate and the females lay eggs, completing the cycle.  Because of the protection in the chambers, it is highly recommended that a specialized Pest Control program is set up. A one-time application will have limited effectiveness, especially because of this.

How to get rid of Carpenter BeesThis is what Carpenter Bees’ damage and nesting activity looks like. It could get much worse especially if Woodpeckers start attacking it. It is very difficult to control Carpenter Bees. The holes need to be injected with specialized products.

What Should You Do When You Find Carpenter Bees in Your Attic?

If you see these signs in your home, it means a queen has moved in and it’s time to seek professional help. Take advantage of our coupons and book your free inspection online or speak to our team today by calling (518) 741-2219.

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