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Carpenter Bees
Carpenter Bees

Expert Carpenter Bee Pest Control
Service in Michigan

Whether you’re allergic to bees or not, the sound of buzzing around your home or business is never a good sign. Bees are increasingly important to the environment as pollinators, but having a colony in your home can be stressful and dangerous for more than just the risk of being stung. Most of the time, bees are not harmful and will not sting unless provoked. The real risk comes from the structural damage that occurs when carpenter bees turn the walls of your home into nesting sites.

Carpenter bees tunnel into siding or exposed wood, thinking they’ve found a tree where they can lay their eggs and multiply. But don’t panic when you hear the buzz—just call the professionals at Creature Control. We offer effective solutions for pest problems and prioritize safety to protect your family, guests, and clients.

For all of your pest control, rodent, and wildlife control services in Michigan, contact Creature Control!

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Bees Are Our Business

Bees are an important, natural part of agriculture and should not be predisposed to extermination, so before you unknowingly spray a pesticide, determine what insect you’re really up against. Creature Control can accurately identify any insect problem you are facing and prescribe treatment.

With bumblebees or honey bees, hive relocation is often an appropriate remediation measure. But carpenter bees are very tricky to remove from the home, especially if they have been there a while. If you simply try to cover up or paint over the holes, any bees inside will simply dig out a new entry point and cause further damage.

At Creature Control, our bee technicians use an insecticidal dust applied with trade-specific tools to get the job done right the first time. From here, the holes can be filled and painted over to discourage further drilling. Preventative insecticidal spray applications can also be applied to untreated wood surfaces two or three times a year to deter future carpenter bee infestation. Contact us today to find the right pest control solution for your home or business.

Signs of Carpenter Bees

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Visual Presence of Carpenter Bees

Homeowners can recognize carpenter bees by their large size and close resemblance to the bumblebee. Unlike a bumblebee who carries on peacefully with themselves, carpenter bees have a rather clumsy appearance in flight, typically hovering and dive bombing other carpenter bees and even people. You may catch them crawling around the outside of your home-especially areas of exposed wood. If you spot carpenter bees on a regular basis outside your windows and around your home, it’s usually a sign that an active gallery is established nearby.

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It’s a common misconception, but carpenter bees don’t eat the wood they excavate. Frass, or the wood shavings that a carpenter bee leaves behind, is a sign that a gallery is being created in exposed wood. You’ll be able to see this wood dust around areas below soffits, deck railings, exterior doors, and window frames. You may also spot somewhat large perfectly round holes. These are likely entrance holes and are further evidence that carpenter bees have been excavating galleries to lay eggs.

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Rustling in the Walls

As they dig, carpenter bees make audible noises often characterized as chewing or buzzing. Sometimes these sounds can be heard from the interior of your home. If you hear this, you can be sure carpenter bees have likely established residence in exterior wood components of your home.

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Structural Damage

Carpenter bee galleries can get quite large at times and can weaken structural posts and beams. Additional damage can present itself when woodpeckers locate the carpenter bee galleries and choose to remove carpenter bees and their larvae with their powerful beaks.

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