Remove Carpenter Bees in NJ and PA
What is a Carpenter Bee?
Carpenter Bees are wood destroying insects that tend to be active in the Spring.
These bees look like large Bumble Bees, but unlike Bumble Bees they have a shiny black abdomen. Carpenter Bees also have distinctive flight patterns and are often seen diving and darting about and "chasing" each other in flight. They are solitary bees that make nests by chewing perfectly round tunnels into the wood where they lay 6-8 eggs. Many times there will be a brownish stain on the wood directly beneath their nests. These nests are commonly found along the trim of the roofline, but they can be found in other places around the house as well. Even though each nest is individual many females will often make their nests in the same general area, and will return every year.
Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees in both size and appearance, but are not social insects. Generally, they construct their nests in fascia or in trees. Most of the top of the abdomen of carpenter bees is without hairs and is shiny black in color. By contrast, the abdomen of bumblebees is fully clothed with hairs, many of them yellow in color. If you see a number of large bees hovering near the eaves of the house or drilling in wood, you have carpenter bees.
Why do I have them?
Carpenter Bees are simply looking for a place to create their nests. While they prefer natural softwoods that are untreated and unpainted, they can (and will) still nest in the wood used to build and side your house, deck, play set, etc.
Why are we smarter?
Our knowledge of Carpenter Bee biology allows us to create cutting-edge treatments to successfully eliminate residential Carpenter Bee problems. The Cooper methodology is based on scientific research, which is what sets us apart from the competition. While our competitors focus on trying to remove active Carpenter Bee infestations, Cooper offers a service that not only removes active Carpenter Bee infestations, but we also offer a service that actually prevents Carpenter Bees from returning and drilling new holes. Cooper Pest Solutions can break the Carpenter Bee cycle with our preventative service!
While some people believe that Carpenter Bee damage is structural in nature, that is rarely the case and the damage is usually only aesthetic. Carpenter Bees are also more of a nuisance than anything else since the female is capable of stinging, but rarely does, and male Carpenter Bees do not have stingers. Additionally, even after the Carpenter Bees are removed from an active nest, they will still keep trying to return to the nest, so you may still see Carpenter Bees buzzing around. They will also try to return to the nest next year which is why you should consider Cooper’s Carpenter Bee Prevention Service.
How is Cooper’s methodology proven to prevent Carpenter Bees?
By preventing Carpenter Bees from drilling new holes and damaging fascia boards on your home, the presence of Carpenter Bees will be greatly reduced. Cooper's Carpenter Bee Service can also prevent Woodpeckers from further damaging your home too. Since Carpenter Bee larvae are a prime food source for woodpeckers, if you prevent carpenter bees, woodpeckers will not find your home as attractive as those homes with carpenter bees! Also, by preventing Carpenter bees from your nesting on your home, you will also prevent those ugly “fan shaped” stains from Carpenter Bee pollen.
In the event that you find another pest control company offering Carpenter Bee prevention services, we recommend that you ask them “how are you treating for Carpenter Bees?”, “will I still see Carpenter Bees buzzing around after service is performed?", and “will Carpenter Bees be prevented from drilling in the future?” At Cooper Pest Solutions, we guarantee Carpenter Bees will be 100% prevented and that you will be “wowed” by our service.
Smarter = Carpenter Bee Prevention
Why should I be concerned with Carpenter Bees?
While Carpenter Bees are very unlikely to sting you unless you give them a very good reason (for instance, you shouldn't try to hold them), they do cause damage to wooden structures. Since these bees will return to the same structures each year, they can cause substantial damage over time.
How do I get rid of Carpenter Bees?
The first step in getting rid of Carpenter Bees is to treat the nests so that the bees cannot cause any more damage to the structure. To ensure that the bees stay away you will need a preventative treatment each year in the early Spring.
What service options are available?
In order to treat an existing Carpenter Bee problem, a skilled Cooper technician will come out to the property and treat inside the nests where there is currently activity. This will prevent the bees from being able to re-enter their nests, stopping all activity for the year. Carpenter Bees are very territorial and will hang around even if they can't get back into their nests so it may take up to a month to stop seeing them altogether, but the important factor is that they will stop damaging the structure. The preventative treatment is very similar to the reactionary service, but occurs before there are active nests. The technician will treat holes from previous years, and areas that have historically had activity to stop the Carpenter Bees from returning to them.
How soon can you get here?
At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.
Is the treatment environmentally friendly?
There are many eco-friendly options available for Carpenter Bee control. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.
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