Carpenter Bees look like less fuzzy bumblebees. Despite their innocent appearance, these pests can cause major damage to your Northern VA home. Female Carpenter Bees will burrow into wood, creating a tunnel to lay eggs. Carpenter Bees are not aggressive towards humans unless bothered or handled. They are typically solitary, but will use the same tunnels each year, causing major damage to woodwork in homes. This can lead to moisture and decay, creating nearly termite-level damage. If you have carpenter bees in your home, it is recommended that you hire an exterminator instead of trying to solve the problem yourself. Fox Pest Control is here to help. Our team of highly trained technicians will help you rid your home of carpenter bees quickly.
You might already know for sure that you have a carpenter bee problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs carpenter bee exterminators look for in Northern VA.
The most common sign of carpenter bees is perfect circular holes drilled in wood. Carpenter bee holes can be found in uncured wood siding, roofing, wooden decks or deck furniture, fencing, telephone poles, wooden mailbox posts, etc.
An active carpenter bee nest may have a male that patrols the area. However, males are more aggressive than females but completely harmless because they don’t have a stinger.
Think you have a carpenter bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (703) 454-8200 for a free Northern VA carpenter bee control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized carpenter bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain carpenter bee free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the carpenter bees don’t come back. If you see any carpenter bee activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Carpenter bees are extremely hardy. Getting rid of them requires very powerful measures. Non-professional methods often aren’t effective, and the bees simply move to a different location nearby. Fox Pest Control has the best tools that will get rid of the bees for good.
They tunnel into the wood to make their nests. Much like ants, carpenter bees make galleries where they store their eggs. Carpenter bees don’t eat wood; their burrowing through wood is what causes damage to your home.
Only female carpenter bees can sting, and they don’t like to do it very often. Carpenter bees rarely sting unless the nest is threatened. Males can sometimes try to intimidate intruders by flying close to the face, but they don’t have a stinger and are completely harmless.
After the female makes tunnels into the wood for her eggs, she leaves the tunnel to collect flower pollen, which she tucks into the egg galleries. Using the chewed pulp from the wood, the female seals off the gallery. As the egg develops, it eats the pollen and eventually finds its way out.
As the weather gets colder in Northern VA, the carpenter bees look for a nice warm gallery dug out of wood. They stay there until the weather warms up again. Some bees may die during the winter, but many survive and return in the spring.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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