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Wood-Boring Bees: How Do I Get Rid of Carpenter Bees?

All bees are not created equal. The fat, round bumble bee pollinating flowers in your garden can be helpful to have around. But the similar looking carpenter bee is one that you definitely do not want to see near your home. Although very close in appearance, the wood-boring carpenter bee has a shiny rear end with a little fuzz, while the bumble bee is fuzzy all over. Unlike the helpful pollination provided by the bumble bee, a carpenter bee provides only destruction to your house, both in structure and appearance. It is important to know how to get rid of carpenter bees ASAP.

Do I Have Carpenter Bees?

Since you may prefer not to get close enough to a bee to see if the fuzz is all over or not, there are easier ways to tell your bees apart. Each carpenter bee drills its own perfectly round hole, measuring ⅜ of an inch in diameter. These holes are commonly found in any soft, exposed wood on the house, such as doors, window sills, siding, roof eaves, trim boards, decks, and railings. There will also often be residual sawdust falling out of the holes.

A carpenter bee infestation starts up slowly, but increases with each passing year. The first year your house is chosen, there may only be a few of the bees laying eggs in the holes. By the second year, there will be several more. By year three, they will own the house. Detecting the holes early is important since there will be fewer bees to deal with.

Holper’s Specialized Carpenter Bee Removal

Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions’ treatment for this wood-boring insect is a thorough inspection because each hole needs to be treated. Holper’s guarantees its carpenter bee treatment for 120 days. Normally, only one treatment is needed to rid your home of this damaging pest. Of special interest is the fact that Holper’s began specializing in stinging insects over 30 years ago, leading to our prominence in this field.

We’re Here To Help

Holper’s knows how to get rid of carpenter bees! If you think you have wood-boring carpenter bees (or any other wood-boring insect), call Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions today at 314-732-1413, or email us at info@holperspest.com to schedule a free insect inspection.  We are here to help you save your home from ALL unwanted pests.