Carpenter Bee Control – How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee Control

If you are worried about Carpenter Bees in your home, there are several things you can do to get rid of them. Carpenter Bees are naturally drawn to homes. You can use calamine lotion or other repellents. These can be applied to the areas where they’ve been seen, or placed on trees or walls far from your landscape. But don’t go too far: you may need to use a ladder or step stool to get to them.

Boric acid is another option for DIY pest control projects. To make a spray, mix 3 parts of water with one part of boric acid. Boric acid is highly poisonous to carpenter bees and can kill them within an hour. Boric acid isn’t a natural cure, but it is effective in making the nest uninhabitable. Using it regularly will also keep the nest uninhabited for a long time.

The most effective way to get rid of carpenter bees is to prevent their nesting sites. Wood surfaces with nails, splinters, and cracks are the perfect location for nests. Avoid places near flower beds and gardens, as these can be a great source of nest sites. Also, female bees excrete yellow wastes, which accumulate in a fan-shaped pattern and stain surfaces. However, the most effective way to control carpenter bees is to keep them out of your home completely.

Unlike bees that live in colonies, Carpenter bees overwinter as adults within the tunnels they make in the summer. During the winter, the adults will remain in the existing tunnels, allowing the female to bore new ones and lay her eggs. The female will die within three months of laying her eggs. The larvae will hatch after six or seven weeks, but they will not sting humans. They are not dangerous to humans, but pest control is necessary to keep them out of your home.

While most carpenter bees are harmless and rarely sting, they can cause damage to homes. The male will guard the opening, whereas the female will build nests beside the old ones. In a single year, a single nest can become two or three or even hundreds of holes! If you live in a humid climate, using insecticides will help to kill the bees. The best way to get rid of carpenter bees is to find the nests as early as possible.

To prevent carpenter bees from laying their eggs, you can seal the surface of exposed wood. Using insecticides is a good way to prevent carpenter bees from entering the wood. However, it’s important to note that this is not effective for the wood itself. The protective effects of paint will wear off after a couple of months, so you will have to apply them to a new surface.

You can also apply insecticides to the entrance holes of the nests. Depending on the amount of honeycombs you have, you can apply a spray with bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, deltamethrin, or lambda cyhalothrin. Once you’ve applied the insecticide, wait a few days before you close any holes to keep out the bees. Also, don’t forget to plug the entrance holes to your home so moisture and wood decay won’t occur.

While some people believe that carpenter bees are aggressive, this is actually not true. These bees can sting you multiple times without killing you and they will only sting you if they’re provoked or their nest is disturbed. Also, you should know that only the females have stingers. The males, on the other hand, are aggressive and will hover in front of you. They may also turn aggressive when they see a threat and try to attack.

To control the population of Carpenter Bees, you can spray your home with a liquid insecticide. The best one is DRIONE, a talc-like dust that has a desiccant action. This type of insecticide can last for a year or more. Besides killing carpenter bees, it also kills hatching larvae. And all you need to do is puff some into the nest.

Whether you’re worried about the swarms in your home, or simply want to get rid of them, this pest control method is the perfect solution. Carpenter bees don’t cause any structural damage to your home, and they’re native to your area. Whether they’re a nuisance or not, Nature’s Way Pest Control can provide free inspections to determine the extent of the infestation. In addition, we can also provide free pest control services for you.