You may have seen them buzzing around your deck or porch, and wondered just how dangerous these bees really are. Carpenter bees get their name from their habit of boring into wood to lay their eggs. While they are not aggressive like honeybees, they can cause severe damage to your home if left unchecked. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers posed by carpenter bees and what you can do to keep them away from your property.
What Do They Look Like?
Carpenter bees are large, black, and yellow bees that are often mistaken for bumblebees. They can range in size from ½ to 1 inch long. Male carpenter bees do not have the ability to sting, but females do. However, they are not generally considered to be aggressive and will only sting if they feel threatened.
Where Do They Live?
Carpenter bees got their name because they bore into wood to lay their eggs. This means that any wooden structure on your property is at risk of infestation. Common places you may find these bees include decks, porches, fences, siding, window frames, and door frames. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause extensive damage to your home.
How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?
If you suspect you have an infestation on your property, it is important to take action as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will be. It’s best to hire a professional to make sure you and your property are safe and the problem is taken care of thoroughly.
Carpenter bees may look harmless, but they can cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked. If you suspect an infestation on your property, contact Home Run Pest and Termite Control to help you prevent serious issues. For more information on how we can help you with your pest control needs, visit our website and follow us on Twitter.