Buy Do It Yourself Carpenter Bee Control, Professional Grade Carpenter Bee Killer Spray
Carpenter Bees are large bees often confused with bumble bees. The easiest way to differentiate the two is Carpenter Bees will have a smooth underside of their abdomen where bumble bee will be hairy. Carpenter Bees are often times found hovering around eaves of your home or around your deck. When you see carpenter bees hovering around your home, there should be some cause for concern as these bees are very similar to carpenter ants, making their homes in wood. While these bees do not eat wood like termites, they can cause extensive damage to wood as they create their homes by the creation of tunnels. Carpenter bees will bore even into pest resistant woods such as cedar and redwood shingles and painted or treated woods are not safe from these insects. In addition to seeing males hovering around the entrance to their nests/tunnels, other tell-tales signs of a carpenter bee infestation are round, half inch entrance holes, often found on the underside of the infested wood, as well as course sawdust left outside the hole. Carpenter Bees also leave a yellow-brown staining from their fecal matter which can be seen below entrance holes. Carpenter bees cause damage to structure both through their tunneling which removes wood and leaves areas for water to get in and rot wood, as well as through secondary damage caused by woodpeckers who feed on them. When woodpeckers start attacking part of your home, the best way to stop damage is to treat the root cause of the food sources like carpenter bees which are infesting the area. When looking to control carpenter bees the use of labeled professional grade insecticides that have residual action are the best course of action in conjunction with patching entrance holes. Make sure you treat all tunnels chemically before sealing the tunnels to ensure any immature or overwintering bees are controlled, otherwise they will simply create a new exit tunnel.
PT Cy-Kick CS Pressurized Insecticide
PT Cy-Kick CS is an aerosol insecticide meant to be applied in cracks and crevices to provide indoor control of ants, cockroaches, spiders, ticks, fleas, and many other nuisance pests. Cy-Kick CS’s microcapsule formulation helps provide extended residual control for weeks after application, and its aerosol technology eliminates the need for application equipment.