Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

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Carpenter bees can pose a serious threat to the structural integrity of any wooden structure where softwood is found in abundance such as cedar and oak. It can cause significant structural damage over time that can cost homeowners thousands in repair and in restoration costs alone if the problem is no dealt with as soon as possible. The first and foremost sign of a carpenter bee infestation is seeing perfect circular holes that are 16 mm in diameter. Because these holes are so perfect these often can be mistaken for drill holes by the untrained eye. 

If you suspect a carpenter bee presence anywhere near or on your property, contact carpenter bee removal Toronto for quick and safe removal.

 

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Another common sign which is also very common among other pests as well such as the carpenter ant is the presence of wood dust or small wood shavings called frass. Frass is often right below a fresh entry-point and can be spotted mostly when carpenter bees are active. When you see carpenter bees flying at a particular spot around a ledge or any other wooden structure then you can conclude that you are dealing with any carpenter bee infestation. Carpenter bees are often confused for bible bees because of the smilier way they look. The many difference is that carpenter bees have a shiny smooth abdomen and is green in color and has an all-black body. Bumblebees on the other hand have a fairly abdomen and are striped in black and yellow. While these bees generally pose no risk when left alone, carpenter bees do have the tendency to sting when they feel agitated or when they feel under threat. Carpenter bee males are the ones that do not sting but are only capable of displaying aggression whereas the female carpenter bee does have the ability to show aggression and has the ability to sting when needed. 

People who are often stung the first time by these bees do not know whether they are allergic to the stings or not, because of this the venom that enters the body can cause an allergic reaction and might require immediate medical attention. It is for this reason alone that it is highly recommended to hire a professional pest control service based in the Greater Toronto Area when you suspect a carpenter bee presence. These highly-skilled professionals are licensed and have advanced tools at their disposal to bring any infestation to a swift end for businesses as well as commercial properties.

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Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.