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A Complete Guide To Carpenter Bee Control In The Woodlands

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With our beautiful weather and sunshine, there is much to love about spring in our area. Unfortunately, spring is also the time of year when many pests emerge, creating a need for pest control in The Woodlands.

Carpenter bees are one such pest that emerges in the spring after hibernating for the winter. This time of year, carpenter bees mate and build galleries in the wood around your home. 

This blog will help you learn to spot a carpenter's bee problem on your property and explain the damage they can do. We’ll also provide some helpful tips to prevent them in the future. Learn more about carpenter bees in The Woodlands and the best way to get rid of them with the pros at All-Safe Pest & Termite.

How To Spot A Carpenter Bee Problem On Your Property

Carpenter bees look similar to bumble bees, being yellow and black and up to an inch in size. The clearest difference is that carpenter bees have smooth abdomens, and bumble bee abdomens are fuzzy. 

Carpenter bees around your house are usually easy to see because of their size. They also tend to hover near the round, smooth holes they drill in wood, and you may see them going in and out of the holes. You will usually see small piles of sawdust near the holes as well.

If you are having trouble identifying the type of bee on your property or need assistance with removal, it is best to call in the pros. All-Safe Pest & Termite can help you identify and treat your carpenter bee problem and protect your property from damage.

What Damages Can Carpenter Bees Cause?

Carpenter bees can severely damage a structure if they go unnoticed or untreated for a long time. Female carpenter bees drill holes to create galleries for their eggs in wooden structures on your property, such as fences, decks, and any wood on your house. 

Galleries are usually between four and six inches, but re-used galleries may extend up to ten feet. The larvae inside the galleries also draw the attention of woodpeckers, which can create even more damage.

To avoid carpenter bee wood damage, it is critical to catch the problem early. Inspect the wood structures outside your home for holes, and watch for these bees. If you notice them, contact us at All-Safe Pest & Termite for carpenter bee pest control.

How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?

To get rid of carpenter bees, you must first find all the gallery holes they drilled. Finding and treating all the holes on your own can be challenging, and missing some means your problem will soon return. 

Working with a professional pest control company is the safest and most effective way to get rid of carpenter bees in The Woodlands. Contact All-Safe Pest & Termite to inspect your property and treat any areas with carpenter bees. 

How To Prevent Future Carpenter Bee Infestations

After the carpenter bee treatment is complete, there are a few steps you can take to help prevent them from returning, including:

  • Carpenter bees prefer bare wood, so painting or staining the wood can help.
  • Seal all cracks and crevices around your house.
  • Ensure your screens are intact to keep bees from getting inside.
  • After some time passes, have the carpenter bee holes sealed to prevent reentry.

Controlling carpenter bees on your own can be challenging. For the best pest control available, contact the stinging insect control professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Call today to request your free inspection.

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