Spring is here, and so are the bees! As a homeowner, you have probably heard about carpenter bees and that they can cause damage to your home, but you’re also probably wondering how to determine if you have carpenter bees, or bumble bees. Viking Pest is here to help! Read below to learn the difference between carpenter bees and bumble bees so you can protect your family and home.
Carpenter Bee Vs. Bumble Bee, how do they look different?
Bumble bees have a hairy abdomen that may have some yellow markings
Carpenter bees have a bare, shiny black abdomen. Carpenter bees also tend to be solitary bees while bumble bees are more social and can be seen buzzing around with other bumble bees
Where to Find Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees prefer to nest in bare wood, so you may find their nests above your garage or where your roof meets the walls of your home. If you see a lot of bees flying around in these areas, you probably have carpenter bees. Another sign you may have carpenter bees is if you see stains on the side of your house. These stains are especially found on the soffit and fascia of the house.
How Viking Pest Can Treat for Carpenter Bees
Vikings highly trained staff will properly identify and prescribe the appropriate course of action to protect your home, family’s health as well as the environment. Treatments vary greatly depending on the species of stinging insects present. An inspection to your home and treatment plan customized to your needs will be provided free of charge! Please contact Viking to take advantage of this great value!
If you believe you have a Carpenter Bee issue, call Viking Pest today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION inspection! One call gets rid of them all! 1-800-618-BUGS (2847).