Protect Your Home with Carpenter Bee Pest Control Practices

There are few things more dangerous to your home than wood destroying insects like carpenter bees. It may not seem like that tiny hole a carpenter bee drills into the wood surrounding your home is a big deal, but what starts as a small round entrance hole can grow to create serious structural damage for your home, and that makes carpenter bee pest control an absolute must for every homeowner.

Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees

Getting rid of these creatures once they’ve decided to nest in your home is incredibly difficult. It’s not a DIY project. Instead, you want to contact pest control professionals for help with carpenter bee removal. They can use liquid or dust treatments to help eliminate the problem. You’ll want to contact them as soon as you notice a problem.

Prevention is the Best Carpenter Bee Control

The best way to deal with carpenter bees is to ensure you don’t have a problem in the first place, and there are several things you can do to prevent them in your home. First, do your best to make sure you don’t have any unfinished wood on your property. Think about the eaves, the wood under the decks, and even your window sills. If every surface is varnished or painted, you’re less likely to have a problem. You’ll also want to seal any exterior openings like cracks and crevices. Carpenter bees are always looking for cracks to help protect the entrances they drill. Finally, keep in mind that if you’ve had a problem in the past, you’re more likely to experience a problem in the future, as carpenter bees tend to reuse holes they’ve used in the past. Caulk them, and consider wrapping them in vinyl or aluminum to help prevent reentry.

Carpenter bees can spell serious problems for your home. If you’re concerned, please contact us today.

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