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Fox Pest Control’s Lexington Carpenter Bee Exterminator Service

Do you notice bees zooming through holes in your home or shed when you’re outside? They’re most likely carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are relentless; no matter what you do, they never seem to go away. You’re probably worried about your property’s safety, and rightfully so. Fox Pest Control wants you to feel like your house is safe and comfortable again.

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a carpenter bee problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a carpenter bee infestation in Lexington. 

Wood Damage

The most common sign of carpenter bees is holes drilled in wood. Carpenter bee holes can be found in uncured wood siding, roofing, wooden decks or deck furniture, fencing, telephone poles, wooden mailbox posts, etc.

Sightings

An active carpenter bee nest may have a male that patrols the area. However, males are more aggressive than females but completely harmless.

Things You Need to Know About Carpenter Bees:

  • People often mistake carpenter bees for bumble bees. Here are some ways to pick a carpenter bee out from a crowd:
    • They’re about 1 inch long.
    • Carpenter bees have a black abdomen, while a bumble bee’s abdomen is covered in yellow hair.
    • They drill their way through wood.
  • Carpenter bees are so successful at reproducing because:
    • They drill their way through wood, creating tunnels up to 10 feet long.
    • Females lay eggs in the wood cavities, filld them with pollen, and cover the holes with sawdust.
    • Before you know it, there are holes filled with eggs all over your property.
  • Because carpenter bees are so crafty, it’s nearly impossible to exterminate them without professional help.

Helpful Carpenter Bee Prevention Tips:

  • Remove fallen wood from your yard & protect wood piles with a waterproof covering.
  • Carpenter bees are naturally repelled by citrus, citronella oil, and neem oil
  • Paint exposed wood surfaces on the house to protect them.

How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?

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Think you have a carpenter bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free Lexington carpenter bee control quote.

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Schedule KY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized carpenter bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain carpenter bee free.

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Carpenter Bee Control FAQ

How do I get rid of carpenter bees?

Carpenter bees are extremely hardy. Getting rid of them requires very powerful measures. Non-professional methods often aren’t effective, and the bees simply move to a different location nearby. Fox Pest Control has the best tools that will get rid of the bees for good.

Why do carpenter bees burrow into wood?

They tunnel into the wood to make their nests. Much like ants, carpenter bees make galleries where they store their eggs. Carpenter bees don’t eat wood. Their burrowing causes damage to your home.

Do carpenter bees sting?

Only female carpenter bees can sting, and they don’t like to do it very often. Carpenter bees rarely sting unless the nest is threatened. Males can sometimes try to intimidate intruders by flying close to the face, but they don’t have a stinger and are completely harmless. 

Are carpenter bees aggressive?

Unlike some wasps and bees, carpenter bees don’t go after people very often. Unless their nest is disturbed, they don’t usually sting. 

Do carpenter bees live in colonies?

Unlike honey bees or yellow jackets that make huge colonies, carpenter bees are solitary.

Do female carpenter bees leave their nest?

After the female makes tunnels into the wood for her eggs, she leaves the tunnel to collect flower pollen, which she tucks into the egg galleries. Using the chewed pulp from the wood, the female seals off the gallery. As the egg develops, it eats the pollen and eventually finds its way out.

How do carpenter bees survive the winter?

As the weather gets colder, the carpenter bees look for a nice warm gallery dug out of wood. They stay there until the weather warms up again. Some bees may die during the winter, but many survive and return in the spring.

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We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.


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We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.


– Tara Canaan

Posted December 1st 2019
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We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)


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