Carpenter Bee Control
Slightly more than one inch in length, these chubby little bees can cause annoying damage to fences, patio covers, rafter tails, and many other areas around your home and garden. The female bee chews a tunnel parallel to the wood grain to excavate nesting space. Collecting pollen and nectar to make "bee bread," the female deposits the bread in the end of the tunnel, and lays a single egg. The larva consumes all the food and pupates in the tunnel into the next generation of bees.
This process can repeat in the same area year after year, eventually causing structural weakening of the wood. While the adult bee is not aggressive, it can sting if accidentally squeezed. Carpenter bee control and treatment involves treating the tunnels and sealing the holes from re-entry.
Request Bee Control Service
To request carpenter bee control service please fill-out the form on our pest control service request page and we will contact you ASAP to discuss your pest problem and schedule service. Or you can call us (toll free) at 1-888-KILLROY (1-888-545-5769), or (408) 378-0441 from the San Jose area.
* Photos courtesy of UNIVAR USA