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Professional Carpenter Bee Extermination In Boston MA

The carpenter bee is a stinging, parasocial insect. A parasocial insect shares its nest with other insects from the same family. The carpenter bee shares nests with other couples. In addition to the nest sharing, the carpenter bee utilizes the same nest for several breeding seasons.

The adult grows up to 1-1/2 inches long. To differentiate between the female and male carpenter bee, all you need to do is compare their coloration. The male has an orange and black body with a hairless, shiny black abdomen while the female is solid black with a hairless shiny black abdomen.

Why Are Carpenter Bee Nests On My Boston Property?

Carpenter bees are drawn to decaying wood, such as lumber and firewood, which is utilized for nesting. The insect bores large holes in wooden structures to conceal its nests. Carpenter bee nests are extremely difficult to detect because they are hidden deep inside the bored holes. The nests are difficult to find for humans, but not for the woodpecker. This bird species utilizes its olfactory senses to locate the carpenter bee larvae, the bird’s favorite food.

Once the nest is located, the woodpecker gets to work accessing the carpenter bee larvae. The bird utilizes its forceful pecking to access the carpenter bee nest and larvae.

Does Carpenter Bee insecticide Pose A Health Risk To Humans?

Carpenter bees generally less harmful than other stinging insect species. Since the male does not have a stinger, you only have to worry about being stung by the female. Carpenter bee stings are only slightly painful due to an allergic reaction. Only those with a history of bee sting allergies will find themselves in a dangerous situation if stung.  Fortunately, the female rarely stings, thanks to her timid nature.

Since the nest is difficult to detect, humans and animals walking in the vicinity could be in danger without their knowledge. Of course, it will not take long before the pair issue a warning to bring you to your senses. The warning begins as a buzzing noise that increases as the pair’s stress level increases. If you refuse to take the warning seriously, you will get attacked, maybe not stung, but attacked.

Carpenter bees also cause structural damage, but not nearly as much as the woodpecker.

What Is The Best Carpenter Bee Pest Management Solution?

Carpenter bees are not social insects, which lowers the risk of a full-blown infestation. Since the female shares her nest with other carpenter bee females, an infestation is a possibility. It is crucial to treat the problem like an infestation because there could be hundreds of carpenter bees involved. In this case, our professional pest management with routine inspections and a customized treatment plan is highly recommended.

Most Boston exterminators will agree that carpenter bees are dangerous insects. While not as dangerous as the yellowjacket, dangerous nonetheless. Please feel free to reach out to our extermination team based in the heart of Boston. We offer same-day, emergency, eco-friendly, organic, fumigation, and chemical-based treatment options.

Will DIY Pesticides Or Insecticides Help Reduce The Carpenter Bee Population?

DIY or over-the-counter (OTC) pest control products are low-potency, which will have little to no impact on the carpenter bee population. There are a few things you can do to protect your home in the meantime. First, you should conduct DIY inspections to build your knowledge of carpenter bee problems.

Second, you can contact our Boston-based extermination company. We can work with you and your family to determine if your property is infested. And, if it is infested, the culprit and severity level.

Regardless, carpenter bees and their nests must be completely removed from the property to prevent

Should I Buy Pesticides For A Carpenter Bee Infestation?

DIY pest control products may be effective in eradicating a handful of carpenter bees, but nothing more. Our professional pest control strategies are highly recommended among our clients and technical support. Our professional pest management can be customized to meet or exceed your needs and preferences.

Our professional pest control combines routine visual pest inspections with a customized treatment utilizing industrial-grade pesticides and traps.

Will My Children Be Exposed To Chemical Pesticides During The Treatment Process?

No, we never initiate chemical pesticide treatment until the impacted home is vacant. We suggest vacating the home at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment. Once the treatment is complete, the exterminator will reach out to you to determine the next step of the process.

If you or another household member has been diagnosed with a respiratory disorder or chronic illnesses, we recommend remaining out of the home for up to 24 hours.

When Will My Carpenter Bee Inspection Request Be Processed?

It takes between 24 and 48 hours to process a pest control service request. Once your request is processed, you will be given an opportunity to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We try to ensure the smoothest pest control process possible with no surprises.

Do You Offer A Pest Control Prevention Strategy For Carpenter Bees?

Yes, we have a pest management strategy for all pests, including carpenter ants, termites, stinkbugs, ladybugs, bed bugs, beetles, and spiders. Each of these strategies is unique and specific for each pest infestation.

To jumpstart the effort, we recommend reaching out to our Boston extermination team. We will gladly schedule your home for a visual inspection with a one-on-one consultation with one of our carpenter bee experts.

Our pricing is fair and competitive to ensure accessibility to all Boston residents. 

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