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How To Identify And Get Rid Of A Carpenter Bee Infestation Around Your Kennebunk Home

carpenter bee in tree

Relaxing in your favorite lawn chair while drinking an ice-cold cola and enjoying the evening breeze is one of the enjoyable features of the summer season. Unfortunately, many insects also enjoy sunny, warm summer days, and one of those flying pests is the carpenter bee. These bees are not only a nuisance but can also damage the wood on your property. 

When carpenter bees zoom across your property, you need bee removal in Kennebunk from Big Blue Bug Solutions. For over 80 years, we have removed carpenter bee nests from properties and ended infestations. We have built a solid reputation for protecting homes throughout the New England area since 1935. When you partner with us, you secure a pest control company with unparalleled tools, experience, and knowledge. 

Many types of bees fly through Kennebunk properties, so how do you know if carpenter bees are the issue? You can determine if you need help with carpenter bees by the following:

  • Live bees enter and exit the wood around your home
  • Round, smooth holes drilled into the timber
  • Piles of sawdust outside holes in lumber 

All other bee species in Kennebunk will enter or exit from holes in the ground or aerial nests situated in trees, shrubbery, or underneath structures, but carpenter bees build their homes inside of wood. Carpenter bees have a 1/4 to 1-inch yellow and black body, similar to bumble bees. How do you know if you do not have bumble bees? First, notice where the bees enter and exit their nests, and second, carpenter bees have a smooth backend (abdomen). Also, carpenter bees do not live in groups but are solitary bees.

If you notice bees exiting or entering holes in the wood on your Kennebunk property, you need bee control service from Big Blue Bug Solutions.

Carpenter Bees Will Only Sting If Provoked

Most of us take cover when we see six-legged flying insects, especially if they look like bees. Although carpenter bees can sting, they will only do so if provoked. Only the females can sting; however, that does not prevent the males from acting aggressively toward their perceived attacker. 

Whether or not it is a male or female bee chasing you, most people will not stop to investigate whether or not it is a male carpenter bee. To alleviate the stress of carpenter bees on your property, use the bee pest control near you from Big Blue Bug Solutions.

The Best Thing To Do About Carpenter Bees On Your Property

The safest way to remove carpenter bees is to use a company with over eight decades of bee pest control, Big Blue Bug Solutions. We will send a highly-trained pest control technician to inspect your property for signs of a carpenter bee infestation. We will investigate for attractants, hot spots, and entry points into your home. 

If we determine that carpenter bees are the problem, we will treat the property to eliminate the carpenter bee nests inside the wood. We will also work to prevent a future carpenter bee invasion by creating a protective barrier around your house. Big Blue Bug Solutions provides the bee pest control services you need to stop the infestation.

How To Prevent Carpenter Bees From Coming Back

Once our experienced, licensed, and trained pest control technician eradicates carpenter bees from your Kennebunk home, the following are tips you can implement to deter a future invasion:

  • Paint and or stain bare wood
  • Replace or remove rotting wood on the property
  • Provide drainage around wood structures
  • Seal cracks and crevices around the house
  • Fix holes in window and door screens

When a Big Blue Bug Solutions technician inspects your location, we can provide additional exclusion and prevention suggestions. Contact Big Blue Bug Solutions for home pest control in Kennebunk.