Learn More About Carpenter Bees
Often mistaken for bumblebees, carpenter bees are commonly found in spring and early summer, buzzing around eaves and around wooden porch railings. Getting their name from their habit of boring holes into wood to create nests for reproduction, carpenter bees are known to cause substantial damage to untreated wood, especially if the insects go unchecked for long periods of time.
When most people think of bees, only a handful come to mind like bumblebees and honey bees. But all these bees are actually part of a much bigger order of insects collectively known as Hymenoptera. Believe it or not, the Hymenopteraorder contains over 150,000 living species! The ones that you should be concerned about as a Seattle area homeowner are within the groups Parasitica and Aculeata.
If a nest of stinging insects has your family worried, our pest management professionals can work to treat it quickly. Our technicians train to take care of this process with methods that are safe for your family and the environment. This can include low-impact green pest control if necessary. For bees, activity in the nest will typically subside within 24 hours. However, we ask that you allow 3-5 days for complete control. After five days have passed, the nest can be removed if desired. With that said, removing the physical nest is not necessary, as wasps and hornets will not recolonize it later. This is important to know since some nests, such as those found in wall voids, cannot be retrieved.
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