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Dec 02, 2018 Jarrett Webster

TIPS FOR REPAIRING DAMAGE DONE BY CARPENTER BEES

Have you noticed perfectly round holes in wooden structures outside your home? Maybe in the roof of your porch, in window trim, or siding? How about piles of fresh sawdust (frass), or scraping sounds inside the wood? If so, you very well may have a carpenter bee infestation.

Jul 17, 2018 Jarrett Webster

IS IT A CARPENTER BEE OR A BUMBLE BEE?

This summer, when you are outside inspecting your house, you might see large, black bees hovering around your house. It is important to know exactly what kind of bees they are. If they are carpenter bees, then they may be making nests in the structure of your home. There is no need to build bumble bee traps since they are not the ones that damage your house.

Mar 15, 2018 Jarrett Webster

RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PESTICIDES

The use of pesticides in managing the growing pest problem has been on the rise in the past few decades. While pesticides are a good option in controlling pests, they are also harmful to the environment. When they kill pests, they also eradicate innocent insects that are vital to the ecosystem. As a result, experts recommend the use of alternatives when dealing with pests.

Jan 12, 2018 Jarrett Webster

CARPENTER BEES – NATURE’S WOOD CHIPPER

The wood chipper bees or as popularly known, the carpenter bees, are the largest species of bees. They belong to the subfamily Xylocopinae and are easily recognized by their large bodies. There are over 500 species of carpenter bees all of which actively burrow holes in wood. The wood chipper bees are a big problem to homeowners because of the destruction they cause.

Jan 09, 2017 Jarrett Webster

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING CARPENTER BEES

Your deck is an important part of your home that adds value and utility. Homeowners often put a lot of time, money, and effort into making their deck the best it can be, and protecting that investment is vital to keeping it in pristine condition. Carpenter bees are one of the most threatening aspects of deck deterioration, but with the proper preparedness and research, you can protect your deck from an infestation that might cause irreparable damage.

Jul 09, 2016 Jarrett Webster

THE TRUTH ABOUT BEE STINGS

Any person who has been stung by a bee before will most likely want to avoid bees at all costs. The memory of the excruciating pain caused by the bee sting remains in the mind for ages. While it is true that bee stings can be painful, they aren’t close to what is perceived in the mind. Most people amplify the pain caused by bee stings based on childhood experiences.

Jun 25, 2016 Jarrett Webster

RECOGNIZING WOOD-BORING INSECT DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME

There are three main culprits when it comes to insect-based wood damages at home. Termites are the number one suspect in case of damage with carpenter ants coming in as number two. But the silent killer and the never thought of destructive insect is the carpenter bee. To be able to deal with the wood-boring problem, every homeowner should recognize the insect causing it.

Apr 10, 2016 Jarrett Webster

THE TRUTH ABOUT CARPENTER BEES

The name “carpenter bees” comes from the activities carried out by the busy insects. The fat bees are known for burrowing holes in wood and often seek refuge in the roofs of homes. Their outward appearance is very similar to bumblebees, except that they are slightly bigger. Most people fail to deal with bumble bees since they are unable to identify them in the first place.

Feb 18, 2016 Jarrett Webster

ADDRESSING A CARPENTER BEE PROBLEM

Wood burrowing insects are the biggest threat to any well-established home. Such insects can bring down a building that took years to build in a slow and steady manner. It is, therefore, necessary for all homeowners to protect their properties from such insects. The number one wood burrowing pest that must be addressed is the carpenter bee.

Dec 07, 2015 Jarrett Webster

SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOPING CARPENTER BEE TRAPS

Carpenter bees are known for their habit of making holes in wood. Their hard work in creating habitable homes in the wood has earned them their name. They nest in homes seasonally, with spring being their most active period. Once they nest in a place they will keep on returning to. For those who do not wish to see the bees at home, the best option is using bee traps.

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