Solutions to Carpenter Bee Infestations

The sight of bees during the summer months may not be surprising or alarming, but discovering that carpenter bees have been making their home in the wooden frame of a home’s window or door may be cause for alarm. The problem is not only related to the damages to the wood, but also the risks associated with the insects. Finding realistic solutions that can help eliminate and remove the pests can be an essential part of enjoying the summer months.

Determine the Best Way to Eliminate the Pests

There are a variety of DIY pest control solutions that may be appropriate, but the best solution is the way that is most appropriate for personal concerns. For example, if the goal is to encourage the pests to make their home in a different location, then it may not be necessary to kill the bees. Instead, finishing the wood and using woods that are not appealing to the pests can simplify the situation.

When the infestation has become a significant problem, it may be necessary to kill the insects so that it’s possible to seal up the holes and prevent further infestations in the future.

Select Appropriate Products

After determining that the only solution is extermination, wait until the appropriate time before taking any measures. Carpenter bees return to the nest during the evening hours and stay inside the nest for the night. Wait until the activity has stopped before using an appropriate pest control product.

The appropriate products can depend on the severity of the infestation. In some cases, an insecticide spray from ePestSolutions can be a quick way to eliminate the bees when they are in the nest. Otherwise, pesticides that are applied to the nest or the wood can also help.

There are a variety of products and solutions that can help eliminate carpenter bees, but it’s important to evaluate the options before taking any measures. If the goal is to exterminate the problem, then an insecticide may be appropriate. Environmentally friendly options can be a good choice if there are concerns about the health of small children or pets.

Carpenter bees can be problematic for any homeowner, especially when the problem has grown and the damages to the wood become severe. Fortunately, there are products that can repel the insects or can eliminate them if they have already made a nest in the wood of a house. Selecting the most appropriate products will make it easy to eliminate the pests.

Monica Bird (946 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.


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