Control Carpenter Bees – Covington Termite and Pest Control
Carpenter Bees in Covington, Ga.
In late-spring and early summer, homeowners often notice large, black bees hovering around the outside of their homes. They are probably carpenter bees searching for mates and favorable sites to construct their nests.
Male carpenter bees are very aggressive. They often hover in front of people who are around their nests. Males are harmless, however, since they lack stingers.
Female carpenter bees can inflict a painful sting but seldom will unless they are handled or molested. Carpenter bees resemble bumble bees, but the upper surface of the abdomen is bare and shiny black;
Bumble bees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings.
Despite their similar appearance, the nesting habits of the two types of bees are very different. Bumble bees usually nest in the ground whereas carpenter bees tunnel into wood to lay their eggs. Bare unpainted or softwoods are preferred. Painted or pressure- treated wood is less susceptible to attack.
Common nesting sites include eaves, window trim, fascia boards, siding, wooden shakes, decks and outdoor furniture. they emerge in the spring, usually in April or May. The entrance holes or tunnels are perfectly round and about the diameter of your finger.
Female carpenter bees my excavate new tunnels for egg laying or enlarging to reuse old holes. Although carpenter bees are less aggressive than wasps, female bees provisioning their nests will sting.
Bottom line: Carpenter bees don’t pose much of a threat to you…but they do pose a threat to your home. If you don’t control them, they will bore holes and damage will occur.
If you have a problem with carpenter bees…or any other pest…or simply a question…call AmeriTech Pest Solutions at 678-591-6243 and ask for me, Chris Leach – president. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.
I hope this information is helpful to you…and I also hope you have a great day!
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