Millions of homeowners need help to deal with a wood issue in their home that not much is really known about, so when you discover you have timber work is riddled with holes and you just can’t figure out where they came from and why then you may just have a carpenter bees nest problem.
Sadly, these holes are a problem for many residences around the world where there is much natural wood and timber work about the home in various types of settings. This can vary from furniture, window fittings, skirting boards, floorboards, structural joists, banister railings, to wood cladding that has the type of wood that carpenter bees prefer
Indeed the type of timber that they prefer is wood that has not been treated or painted in any way shape or form and remains untouched and natural.
If you do have this type of wood or timber in your property they will be drawn to it as much as a honey bee is to honey and they will not discriminate on where it is located or what it is used for.
If it is not been painted it treated in any way then they will go for it and attempt to bore holes into the timber which will cause a lasting effect to the timber
The reason that carpenter bees seek to do this is the way they build their nests in order to live and rest after a hard day’s work foraging in the area. While normal bumblebees look to build their nests from all kinds of natural elements like mud, they will seek to make their nests in timber work.
This marks then out as quite an unusual specimen in their species as they are the only type of bee that builds their nests like this or is able to bore into wood or timber.
Indeed after they have built their nests like this then they will seek to bring their young into the nests so that they might live there and grow up.
Once the young are in the nests the worker bees will look to build partition cells in the nests with the particles if timber that have been removed from boring the holes.
Once they have done this, the young can grow up and mature into strong worker bees that will help the colony grow larger and stronger.
It is knowing how they behave that can make controlling a carpenter bee problem that much easier because you know who they are and what they do.
So, if you find a section of timber work in your home that is riddled with holes, then you know just what to do.
Hiring a professional to inspect your home for pests may cost a bit upfront but it’s far cheaper than not doing anything or attempting to inspect the perimeters yourself.
Unless you’re well versed in the various signs of infestation, you won’t know what to look for when it comes to various types of pests, such as termites, roaches or even rodents. Pest professionals know all the signs and just the right method of dealing with the invasion.