Types of Bees we Exterminate: Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees
Carpenter bees are often somewhat difficult to recognize, as they share the same characteristics as a typical bumble bee. Differentiators include the top of the abdomen of a carpenter bee is bare and shiny, whereas the abdomen of bumblebees is covered with black and yellow hairs. An easy indicator of a carpenter bee is their burrowing habit that they use in order protect their young. As small as they are, this protective burrowing can wreak havoc on wooden structures if left untreated, including the very wooden foundations that hold your home together.
Carpenter bees opt to nest in old trees or logs, but they also like creating nests in wooden structures. They get their names from the perfectly round entrance they create when tunneling through wood, almost giving an entrance that appears to have been drilled by a screwdriver. Carpenter bees prefer softer woods, such as cedar, clear pines and redwoods used in screens, soffits, fascia, etc.
Honey bees have a specific colony structure that includes worker bees, drones and the queen bee. The main goal of a hive is to create wax to live out of and to ensure the safety of the queen. Once a have is completed, the queen bee will leave to move into a new hive, allowing a new queen to be born within the new hive. Worker bees are the female members of the hive, and they mate with the male drones.
While they may be a nuisance when located close to your home or business, honey bees are extremely important to our ecosystem. They serve as a super-pollinator for mostly all fruits and vegetables that we consume. The experts at Solidified Pest Control can move their hives to somewhere away from your building, but also keep them alive and thriving.
Are the bees around your home or business beginning to become a problem? Contact the professionals at Solidified Pest Control today to have them safely removed!