Table of Contents
Professional Carpenter Bee In Chicago – Extermination, And Prevention!
The carpenter bee is a parasocial insect that may or may not live in colonies. The adult male will sometimes pair with an adult female before breeding season. The carpenter bee couple will remain together and return to the initial nest and breeding ground year after year. When food is plentiful, the adult will grow up to 1.5 inches in length.
The physical characteristics vary between the adult male and adult female. For example, the adult male is solid black while the adult female is a mixture of orange and black, making them easy to differentiate between.
Why Is My Illinois Property Under A Carpenter Bee Attack?
Carpenter bees are drawn to rotting wood and wooden structures like tree stumps, fence posts, birdhouses, decks, porches, firewood, and lumber. The stinging bee insect bores holes in the damaged wood for nesting. The nests are situated deep inside the bored holes where they are believed to be safe from predators. However, there is one predator capable of accessing the carpenter bee nests that house the larvae. This predator is no other than the woodpecker.
The carpenter bee larvae emit a pheromone that is detected by a woodpecker. The bird is drawn to the bored holes where it will spend hours pecking away at the damaged wood. The damage caused by the woodpecker is significant and non-repairable in many cases.
How Can I Protect My Children And Pets From Carpenter Bee Exposure?
There are several ways to protect your children and pets from the potential danger of carpenter bees. One way is to block the impacted area off from foot traffic. Utilize a wood or metal barrier to keep dogs and young children away from the nest.
Another way to keep your family safe is with our professional pest control, which entails an industrial-strength insecticide, traps, and removal of the nest. Our prices are fair and competitive to ensure access to all Illinois consumers.
You will be glad to know, only the adult female carpenter bee has a stinger that she rarely puts to use. Her timid nature protects predators and passersby from stings.
Carpenter bee structural damage can also be contributed to the woodpecker.
What Is The Best Pest Management Solution For Carpenter Bee Infestations?
Since the carpenter bee rarely lives in colonies, infestations are less likely than social insect species, like the ant, yellowjacket, termite, bed bugs, stinkbugs, and box elder bugs. A pest infestation is more complex than a minor pest problem. While carpenter bee problems rarely transition into a full-blown infestation, they have been reported in Chicago and other US cities.
Professional-grade insecticides are industrial-strength. When compared to the low-strength over-the-counter pesticide, the professional-grade formula is more diverse, effective, and efficient.
Does DIY Pest Control Impact Carpenter Bee Nests?
DIY pest control may be effective in exterminating a few carpenter bees. But, when multiple nests are involved, the impact will always be minimal. We recommend our professional carpenter bee pest control to accomplish the maximum extermination and prevention results.
Will My Children Be Exposed To Harmful Carpenter Bee Insecticides?
No, we refuse to initiate pest control treatment when our client and their family are present. In advance, we prepare the client to evacuate immediately after our arrival at the impacted property. Once the property is vacant, only then will we initiate treatment.
To further minimize the potential environmental and human health risks associated with chemical-based pesticides we only invest in EPA-approved brands. The US Environmental Agency (EPA) oversees the production and sale of all pest control products within American borders.
Can Your Exterminators Protect My Home From A Future Carpenter Bee Threat?
Yes, we will work with you and your family to improve your pest barrier around the perimeter of your property. We suggest starting with the removal of all decaying softwoods that carpenter bees are drawn to. Removing these wood structures will help deter carpenter bees from building nests on your property.
We also recommend routine visual inspections, especially during the breeding season. Carpenter bee activity is at its highest when the weather is warm outside.
When Can I Expect The Exterminator To Arrive At My Home To Perform The Inspection?
Once we receive your pest control service request, a customer support team member will begin processing it. This process takes between 24 and 48 hours to complete, at which time we will contact you regarding an appointment. We leave it up to the client when to schedule the inspection. We will work around your hectic schedule to get the job done and get it done right the first go-round.
Please feel free to take advantage of our free carpenter free consultation and quote as well.