Carpenter bees are rightfully named due to their habit of boring into wood. They cause damage as they excavate the wood, though they do not eat the wood, rather they drill circular holes to create tunnels inside it. Unlike common bees, such as honeybees and bumble bees that live in colonies, carpenter bees are not social insects. More often than not, the outdoor door frames, eaves, sides of structures and trees are where the individual carpenter bees prefer to nest. Bearing this in mind, we at Pre-Empt Pest Control would like to further discuss carpenter bees in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carpenter Bees Identification & Behavior
Averaging between 1/4 – 1 inch in length, carpenter bees are yellow or black in color, and feature oval, robust bodies. They do lack yellow markings on their abdomens but share similar physical characteristics to the bumble bee. Because of the several different sub species of carpenter bees, the physical features of carpenter bees can vary. Eastern carpenter bees are the species that emulate the bumble bees’ appearance, which have sleek, black bodies and a patch of yellow hair on their thorax. California and female valley species possess more metallic, colorful bodies.
Signs of Carpenter Bees
Among the most common signs of a carpenter bee infestation are the smooth, round holes that carpenter bees bore into. In the perimeter of the home and surrounding property to identify early damage to buildings and the carpenter bee infestation, homeowners should routinely inspect for the presence of these holes and hovering bee. Due to carpenter bees preferring bare wood, painting and staining wood can sometimes help deter them. In addition to sealing any crevices and cracks along the property’s foundation and walls with a silicone-based caulk, be sure to repair any tears in screens, and keep doors closed to avoid carpenter bees and prevent them from entering the home.
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees
For proper carpenter bee control as carpenter bees can be exceptional challenging to removal, it is recommended to contact a licensed pest control professional. With the expertise of a professional, using the appropriate treatment method and to discover all of the galleries can be easily done.
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In the event you see carpenter bees around your Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada home, let our certified experts to eliminate the carpenter bees from your home as quickly as possible to avoid the extensive damage they are capable of doing with their wood-boring habits. At Pre-Empt Pest Control, we effectively remove carpenter bees. We use premium products and advanced equipment to ensure quality services.