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Learn all about carpenter bees below from our local exterminators at Tapout Pest Control. Contact us today to get started with a quote for carpenter bee control in the New Jersey area — we have same-day services available!

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What Are Carpenter Bees?

If you see large bees hovering around your eaves or under your deck railings, they're likely carpenter bees! Carpenter bees are a bit bigger than bumblebees, and their abdomen is shiny, black, and hairless. They are very common during the spring and summer months when they emerge from their tunnels to mate and create new brood chambers for their young. The new adults typically emerge in August and feed on nectar before returning to their tunnels to overwinter. So, if you see a bunch of big bees around your home, it's probably carpenter bees!

Can Carpenter Bees Sting?

Most carpenter bees you encounter will be male, and the males cannot sting. They will fly close by if you wave your hand, causing unnecessary concern. Females, on the other hand, can sting — but it is very seldom that they will.

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Can Carpenter Bees Cause Damage?

Yes. Carpenter bees will excavate ½ inch holes in wood for their nests. They drill tunnels in the wood as brood chambers for their young. Each female will typically create 6 to 8 chambers. Do not plug up any holes prior to treatment! It is best to treat them in spring when they emerge and again in mid-summer when any are left that did not get sufficient treatment initially.

The Carpenter Bee Removal Process: Effective Measures to Eliminate the Infestation

When it comes to protecting your property from carpenter bees, it is crucial to have a well-defined removal process in place. Our Bergen County pest control services follow a systematic approach to ensure the effective elimination of these invasive bees. Here's an overview of our carpenter bee removal process:

1. Thorough Inspection:

Our expert team will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your property, specifically targeting areas where carpenter bee activity is high. This step allows us to accurately determine the extent of the infestation and develop a customized removal plan.

2. Identification and Treatment:

Once we have identified the areas affected by carpenter bees, we will apply targeted treatments to eliminate the bees and their nests. Our methods are safe, effective, and environmentally friendly, ensuring minimal disruption to your home and surroundings.

3. Hole Sealing:

After the treatment, we will address any existing holes that carpenter bees have created in your property. Our team will properly seal the holes to prevent re-infestation and protect the integrity of your wood structures.

4. Preventative Measures:

To prevent future infestations, we will provide you with valuable tips and recommendations on how to deter carpenter bees from returning to your property. This may include using specific types of wood finish, reducing potential nesting sites, and implementing regular inspections.

5. Ongoing Monitoring:

We believe in providing long-term solutions. Our team can schedule follow-up visits to ensure the carpenter bees have been successfully eradicated and to address any new or potential infestations.

Trust Us for Your Pest Control Needs

We have a team of highly trained and experienced pest control technicians who specialize in a variety of pest removal services, including carpenter bee removal. Our Bergen County exterminators stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and industry best practices to deliver effective results. Additionally, we understand that every property is unique —that's why we customize our removal process based on the specific needs and challenges associated with your property.


Call Us Today for a Free Inspection and Quote!

If you are concerned about carpenter bees, schedule your free inspection with Tapout Pest Control of New Jersey today. We’ll make sure they aren’t damaging your property and protect you from future infestations.


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