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Professional Carpenter Bee Pest Control Detroit MI
The carpenter bee species has both female and male genders. The adult grows up to a whopping 1-1/2 inches in length. Differentiating between the two genders is fairly simple, as the female is solid black and the male a mixture of orange and black.
Why Is My Detroit Property Being Targeted By Carpenter Bees?
The carpenter bee is drawn to rotting wood structures, such as downed trees, piles of lawn debris and firewood, deck railing, fence posts, porches, birdhouses, and mailbox posts. The male dies soon after breeding with a female who goes on to erect nests in decaying wood structures. A carpenter bee nest is hidden in tunnels that are bored out by the female carpenter bee.
Contrary to belief, the carpenter bee diet does not include wood. Instead, the diet consists of pollen and nectar. The flying insect utilizes its mandibles to extract nectar out of specific flower species.
Do Carpenter Bees Transmit Disease To Humans?
No, carpenter bees are not disease-transmitting stinging insects. However, they do pose some structural damage to homes, sheds, and garages. The female has stinging capabilities, which she rarely puts to use. When carpenters bees are threatened, they will attack by flying toward the predator(s), swooping down, and potentially hitting at times.
The female rarely utilizes its stinger, thanks to her timid nature.
In addition to the female carpenter bee’s boring, the woodpecker pecking causes sustainable damage to decaying wood structures. The woodpecker’s goal is to gain access to the carpenter bee larvae hidden in the tunnels bored by the female carpenter bee.
What Is The Best Carpenter Bee Extermination Strategy?
Professional pest control is the best option for carpenter bee infiltration. Since the carpenter bee is a parasocial insect, it may or may not colonize. The insect may colonize when housing its eggs and larvae in the same nest utilized by other female carpenter bees.
Carpenter bees may also colonize when feeding on nectar and pollen.
Carpenter bees pose stinging risks to humans and animals, even though they are not predatory. This is why we do not recommend any pest control strategy other than professional one.
Is DIY Pest Control Suitable For Carpenter Bee Infiltration?
We do not believe it is suitable because carpenter bees can be dangerous to the innocent passerby. Just imagine how dangerous than are to people who are trying to eradicate their young. It requires special pest control skills, technology, manpower, and experience to safely exterminate carpenter bees and their young.
Does Carpenter Bee pesticide Endanger The Environment?
When chemical-based pesticides are misused, they do pose environmental risks. Our exterminators undergo extensive pesticide safety training before they are permitted to treat carpenter bee infestation. In addition to the pesticide safety training, our exterminators are not permitted to administer chemical pesticides in human- and/or animal-occupied homes.
Our pest control line consists of brands that have been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
What Do I Need To Protect My Detroit Property From A Repeat Carpenter Bee Infiltration?
Carpenter bee females return to the same nest breeding season after breeding season. With this in mind, the only way to prevent a repeat carpenter bee infiltration is to eliminate the carpenter bee nest. Remove the entire damaged structure with the nest from your home as soon as possible.
When Will The Exterminator Arrive At My Home To Perform The Carpenter Bee Inspection?
Once your carpenter bee inspection request is processed, one of our pest control technicians will contact you, regarding an appointment. We suggest immediate action to avoid any unnecessary delay that could enhance the problem.
Be sure to inquire about occur free pest inspection and consultation, with a written quote.
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