Carpenter Bees

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Professional Carpenter Bee Pest Control Tuscon Arizona

The carpenter bee meets the criteria to be classified as a stinging insect, even though the female is the gender with a stinger. Carpenter bees are solitary insects that grow up to 1-1/2 inches in length. Differentiating between the two genders is fairly simple, as the female is solid black and the male a mixture of orange and black.

People who are not familiar with the carpenter bee oftentimes confuse it with the bumblebee. To differentiate between the two bee species, we recommend visually inspecting the abdomen. The carpenter bee has a hairless abdomen while the bumblebee’s abdomen is hair.

Why Are Carpenter Bees Targeting My Tuscon Property?

Carpenter bees prey on properties with decaying wood. These structures are utilized for nesting. The breeding season generally begins immediately after the overwintering process comes to an end. While the carpenter bee does not colonize, it does mate. The male dies soon after mating. The female continues forward, building a nest utilizing holes bored in decaying wood.

Carpenter bee nests are found in decaying wood decks, porches, sheds, garages, and mailbox posts.

Do Carpenter Bees Transmit Disease?

No, carpenter bees do not spread disease through bites. They do not feed on human food, so there is no risk of foodborne illness. The diet consists of nectar and pollen from plants. These insects are highly known for damaging the components of a wooden structure by boring holes.

While the female’s timid demeanor prevents her from stinging, she will sting when her young comes under threat by humans or animals. It is in your best interest to stay clear of areas thought to be infiltrated by carpenter bees.

Not only do victims have to worry about the damage caused by carpenter bees, but also the damage caused by their primary predator – the woodpecker.

What Can I Do To Eradicate Carpenter Bees And Their Young On My Property?

Contact our Tuscon exterminators to request a free carpenter bee inspection. We highly recommend taking advantage of our pest control services. Professional carpenter bee control utilizes industrial-strength pesticides that are maximum potency.

It is important to note, carpenter bees utilized the same nest every breeding season. With this said, the nest must be eliminated to prevent a future infiltration of your property. If the structure is a standing tree, we highly suggest hiring a licensed arborist or tree service to have it removed from your property.

Should I Try DIY Before Contacting A Licensed Exterminator In Tuscon?

Normally, we would recommend over-the-counter pesticides for insect infestations. However, in this case, we do not recommend DIY pest control because carpenter bees are extremely dangerous. Even though these are solitary stinging insect species, they can colonize to some degree. To do this, the female carpenter bee shares her nest with other female carpenter bees. If you approach the nest, you may not be facing a single female carpenter bee, you could be facing multiple female carpenter bees.

Do Industrial-Strength Pest Control Products Harm The Environment?

Yes, but only when improperly handled, stored, and misused. We protect the environment by only filling our stock with pesticides that are approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is a US federal government agency that plays a major role in the nation’s global warming initiative. All manufacturers seeking to sell their pest control products in the United States must obtain EPA approval in advance.

How Can I Protect My Tuscon Property From A Repeat Carpenter Bee Infiltration?

As previously mentioned, the nest must be completely removed from your property to prevent future carpenter bee infiltration. As long as the nest is in place, carpenter bees will continue utilizing it in the future.

When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform My Carpenter Bee Consultation In Tuscon?

It takes our customer support team between 24 and 48 hours to process a carpenter bee pest control service request. When the demand for our service is at the maximum level, it may take longer. Our goal is to provide speedy service to all Tuscon consumers.

We offer same-day and emergency pest control services for consumers who believe their carpenter bee problems need immediate professional attention. Please feel free to inquire about our free consultation, inspection, and written quote, all of which are offered per appointment only.

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