Carpenter Bees are relatively harmless as far as stinging insects go. However, they are ruining your soffits and fascia boards. They drill a 3/8 inch hole, make a tunnel, and fill it with eggs and pollen. Once they target your house, they will come back year after year until your wooden trim is totally ruined. The price of hiring The YellowJacket Expert is far less expensive than replacing all your soffits and fascia boards.
Many people call us saying they have woodpeckers pounding on their house and ruining their trim. They actually have a Carpenter Bee problem. Woodpeckers love to dig in and eat the egg chambers stored in your trim. Woodpeckers do even further damage to your home.
An exterminator will not be able to solve your problem. In fact, they will make things worse. They will spray or dust poisons into existing holes. The Carpenter Bees will simply avoid the poisoned hole and start drilling new egg chambers, thereby compounding the damage. Besides wasting your money and creating new problems, your home will be contaminated by harmful “professional” pesticides.
The reason you have carpenter bees is because you have exposed wood. Once your house is targeted, these critters will wreak havoc on your trim. Besides making new holes for their nests, they often reuse the same holes year after year. Unless you plan on completely covering your wood, hiring The YellowJacket Expert is your best choice, especially if you have a log cabin. People with log cabins are having a terrible time with these Bees because it is almost impossible from stopping them from chewing up their house. We find that persistence is the best way to handle Carpenter Bees targeting log cabins.
We have developed several natural methods of combatting Carpenter Bees that are highly effective. One product we use is certified organic by the Organic Materials Review Institute. It simply is used as a barrier to prevent the entrance and exit of the Carpenter Bees from their established nests. You can view the organic certification of this product here.
Another product is used also by bat specialists. It is what is called an exclusion technique, which means we put a barrier which stops the Carpenter bee from establishing a nest in the wood. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to help you with your Carpenter Bees.