The female Carpenter Bee is the one that stings
In order to get rid of carpenter bees,it is important to know their entomology and work in accordance with their habits.A carpenter bee will drill a hole about a half inch in diameter into any wood surface it can find. This includes eaves,wood trim, siding, decks and patio furniture. After boring a two inch deep hole the carpenter bee will make a 90 degree turn and bore several more inches. In the end any given hole can represent several feet of carpenter bee damage due to extensive nesting tunnels. Carpenter bees lay eggs and store food in these tunnels providing all that is needed for the carpenter bee's complete life cycle. A carpenter bee will tend to return to the nest where they were born. Old nests are used year after year, making carpenter bee control difficult for the average homeowner. If the original nest is occupied, other female bees will drill a new nest. A single nest one year will become two or three the next. Problems rapidly escalate and soon you may have hundreds of holes. When you have numerous nests, getting rid of carpenter bees is a job not to be undertaken by the novice bee exterminator. In an extensive nest you will have numerous larva. The larva of carpenter bee is large and noisy and may attract predators like the woodpecker, which can do further damage to a structure. If you suspect carpenter bee activity on your property it is best to call Cato Pest Control at 856 652 0080. Our professionals are experienced in carpenter bee extermination.Treating this wood boring bee can be complex and the damage that they can do to your home can be extensive. In order to minimize carpenter bee damage a professional pest control company should be called upon sooner rather than later.