Homeownership is the American dream, something many people prepare for and work to obtain. So when carpenter bees choose your house as their nesting site, it can be very unsettling and even scary. By nature, most of us are afraid of bees because of their aggressive nature when they feel their nest is threatened. And besides, bees sting! No one wants to enter a territory war with even one bee, but it’s critical to handle your carpenter bee problem to avoid structural damage to your home. If you have a problem with carpenter bees, early treatment is most effective.
In nature, carpenter bees make their nests in softwood trees, like cypress, pine, redwood and cedar. These wood types are also commonly used to construct homes, sheds, fences and outdoor furniture. So, carpenter bees are naturally attracted to these structures as they scout for nesting sites. Once carpenter bees choose to make a nest in an area of your home or outdoor structures, they will begin boring holes into the wooden exterior where the female will lay her eggs. Since carpenter bees overwinter in the nests, they can resume activity in the same location, year after year as the weather begins to warm, usually in April and May.
Merely sealing the entrances of the carpenter bee nests is not sufficient in handling a carpenter bee infestation. Carpenter bees will continue living inside the tunnels then simply drill another passage out when they want to. Richie “The Bug Man” Bozarjian, proprietor of Bozarjian Pest Control, uses a highly effective method to address the nest itself, and rid it of the guarding male and nesting females that are inside.
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If you suspect you have a carpenter bee infestation in or around your home, call Richie “The Bug Man” Bozarjian at Bozarjian Pest Control today, 781-599-5300. We’ve been providing safe and reliable pest control to Boston and the North Shore since 1988 and we are trusted as the pest control service provider for North Shore Community Housing Authority