Don't Underestimate The Carpenter Bee

When we hear the term carpenter, we instantly think of those skilled individuals that can help make our homes more desirable, add equity, or fix things in our homes that our DIY loving husbands break. All of this is very true unless we are talking about carpenter bees as they are quite the opposite.

Carpenter bees make individual nests near one another by tunneling into the wood, using the hollow area to lay eggs. They tend to find good nesting places in unpainted outbuildings, or deck boards that are not treated. Every spring they return to their same nests, burrowing ever deeper or wider to accommodate their needs. Their nesting galleries can be very intricate and cause severe damage to the wood they are infesting. With that, woodpeckers love to feed on carpenter bee larvae and can further damage the wood of a house, outbuilding, or boards of a deck trying to reach them.

Carpenter bees are not aggressive, and may not be that dangerous to humans, but they can end up causing a lot of damage to a home. It is important that homeowners understand that DIY options are be both dangerous and ineffective, so it is very important for homeowners in the Knoxville, TN area to call on the experts at Russell’s Pest Control.

Russell’s Pest control offers year-round pest control treatments that are designed to completely eliminate carpenter bee infestations. Our Power Platinum plan is perfect for the homeowner looking the year-round peace of mind that comes with knowing that your property will remain free of pests. Homeowners can take preventative steps to help in this effort, carpenter bees are more likely to attack unfinished wood, so making sure that your home, outbuildings, and decks are either painted or stained is key avoiding these pests. Inspect these areas for holes where carpenter bees have already started nesting and keep an eye open for new activity. Pests are more easily controlled if caught early, and treating the area early can save you from costly damages. And, even though carpenter bees are not aggressive, they will defend themselves and their nests if disturbed. That’s why it is so important to call on a professional pest control company to help you get rid of an active infestation.

Included in our year-round Power Platinum program is:

  • Protection that covers 30+ common pests

  • Protection from termites, mosquitoes, ticks, carpenter bees, and fire ants

  • Russell’s Pest Free Guarantee – if pests return, so do we!

For more information and to set up an initial inspection, give the experts at Russell’s Pest Control a call today.

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