May 16, 2018
Carpenter Bees attacking your home? We can help!
Carpenter Bees are drilling holes across Tennessee today! It seems every homeowner who has exposed wood on their house has Carpenter Bees buzzing around this week. Why is that? Lets check out why…
Carpenter Bees are a larger species of bee, generally the same size as a bumble bee. Like their Bumble Bee cousins, they are black with yellow markings. The quickest way to differentiate the two is by looking at their abdomen (their rump.) Carpenter bees have a shiny black abdomen while Bumble Bees have a very fuzzy abdomen covered with hairs.
This is the time of year Carpenter Bees are mating and the females begin looking for a site to lay their eggs. They bore into wood chewing with their mandibles and create a round ½” hole. This may be on trim around windows or doors, fascia boards behind gutters, wood siding, deck railings, or the underside of decks. Seeing the bees flying around is the first sign, but sometimes people will find piles of sawdust as well. This sawdust falls from the hole they are drilling and accumulates directly below it.
Call (865) 966-0750 or contact Pest-Ops today to protect your home! Use the promo “Buzz” for a $30.00 discount on your service.
Here’s why Pest-Ops is a good choice:
- We‘re one of the only local pest service companies in our area with an entomologist on staff.
- Along with traditional methods we make use of environmentally friendly pest preventions to protect your family.
- We’ve been in business for over 22 years!
- We are a local East Tennessee company, so we understand our area and specific issues we have.