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Spotting the Difference between Carpenter Bees vs Bumble Bees in Columbus Ohio

Monday, June 2nd, 2014


Carpenter Bees can do some serious damages to your house. It is bad enough we have to deal with home destroying pest like carpenter ants. But as flowers blossom we have to begin to evaluate bees sharing our environment. Do we know what kind of bees are around and what kind of damages they do to us?

Carpenter Bees can eat our house and leave mounds of saw dust under awning. You should be able to spot yellowish brown feces around walls and nest as well. Carpenter Bees and Bumble Bees can be mistaken often because of their closeness to their appearance. The big difference is that bumble bees have black abdomens covered with yellow hairs, and carpenter bees do not. Just remember bumble bees chase after flowers and watch carpenter bees eat up your house. Carpenter Bees can chew a tunnel into your home. It is important to exterminate Carpenter Bees before they infested your home.

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Prevention of Carpenter Bees Columbus Ohio

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Columbus Ohio Carpenter Bee

Columbus Ohio Carpenter Bee

To understand a carpenter bee infestation you need to know what to look for. If you see the presence of a half-inch round holes in dry, unfinished wood, with piles of sawdust underneath you could have a problem. Also look for yellow streaks of fecal matter staining the wood below the hole. If the hole is occupied, you will find the male bee flying in the area when you are near that hole. Usually a pair of carpenter bees occupies each hole. The female bee is usually making the holes while male bee standing guard outside.

We believe Prevention is the best method.

-Carpenter Bees generally tend to target the same places every year. Carpenter bees like bare, unfinished wood. One preventative measure would be to paint and then finish (with varnish or sealant) wood that has been repeatedly infested.
-When possible we suggest that, exterior parts of buildings, decks, outdoor furnishings and other wooden structures should be constructed out of hardwoods. This makes the structures less appealing.
-Be sure to Fill cracks and depressions in wood surfaces with wood putty so they are less attractive.
-Fill vacant holes present in wood with steel-wool to prevent the carpenter bees from coming back. Wait until after bees have emerged before filling the holes. Once filled, paint or varnish the repaired surfaces.


Carpenter Bees Exterminating in Columbus, Ohio

Monday, June 6th, 2011

As anxious as we are for Spring to come around, it comes with its own problems. This is the season when the attractive flower blooms and insects rise. Nature is showing that it is indestructible and one of her great creatures is the carpenter bee. These carpenter bees are common all through United States which includes Columbus, Ohio or course. There are many species of carpenter bees but the most common looks like a bumble bee. This particular carpenter bee is distinctive because it makes its home by making holes in the trees or your home. It is very irritating and can bring about damage to any sort of wood.


Carpenter Bees

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees are often seen hovering near  eaves, decks,and homes. They defend territories and may be aggressive, but they are unable to sting, so their aggression is just a show.  Homeowners may become alarmed by carpenter bee activity because male carpenter bees patrol these areas and will fly near people. Female carpenter bees do not actively defend nesting sites and are usually not aggressive, but females carpenter bees can sting if they are handled.

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