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Fox Pest Control’s Long Island Carpenter Bee Exterminator Service

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Carpenter Bees look like less fuzzy bumblebees. Despite their innocent appearance, these pests can cause major damage to your Long Island home. Female Carpenter Bees will burrow into wood, creating a tunnel to lay eggs. Carpenter Bees are not aggressive towards humans unless bothered or handled. They are typically solitary, but will use the same tunnels each year, causing major damage to woodwork in homes. This can lead to moisture and decay, creating nearly termite-level damage. If you have carpenter bees in your home, it is recommended that you hire an exterminator instead of trying to solve the problem yourself. Fox Pest Control is here to help. Our team of highly trained technicians will help you rid your home of carpenter bees quickly.

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a carpenter bee problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs carpenter bee exterminators look for on Long Island. 

Wood Damage

The most common sign of carpenter bees is perfect circular holes drilled in wood. Carpenter bee holes can be found in uncured wood siding, roofing, wooden decks or deck furniture, fencing, telephone poles, wooden mailbox posts, etc.

Sightings

An active carpenter bee nest may have a male that patrols the area. However, males are more aggressive than females but completely harmless because they don’t have a stinger.

Things You Need to Know About Carpenter Bees:

Helpful Carpenter Bee Prevention Tips:

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Remove fallen wood from your yard & protect wood piles with a waterproof covering.

citrus fruit

Carpenter bees are naturally repelled by citrus, citronella oil, and neem oil

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Paint exposed wood surfaces on the house to protect them.

How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees?

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Think you have a carpenter bee problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (631) 458-5003 for a free Long Island carpenter bee control quote.

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Schedule Service

Schedule NY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized carpenter bee treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain carpenter bee free.

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Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the carpenter bees don’t come back. If you see any carpenter bee activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!

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Why Choose Fox Pest Control on Long Island

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How To Get Rid Of Pests | Fox Pest Control

With over 50 years of combined experience, we have treated more than 85,000 homes and businesses just like yours.

We take pride in offering courteous, prompt, and professional service that includes our 5 Step Home Protection Plan.

  • Inspect the exterior of your home to identify potential pest problems
  • Remove cobwebs and wasps’ nests within reach
  • Address exterior pest entry points such as weep holes and plumbing gaps
  • Apply a pest control treatment around the exterior perimeter of your home.
  • Provide a detailed service report and helpful preventative tips.

If you see pests, call us.

We take care of our Fox Family by providing FREE in-home inspections, FREE estimates, and same day service at no extra charge. When you choose Fox Pest Control you choose a local certified Pest Pro that will take the time to answer your questions, explain your service options, and provide a money-back guarantee.

Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.

Fox Pest control works hard to provide constant year-round protection for your home and family. Why not have one less thing to worry about? Call us today! We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you.

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Carpenter Bee Control FAQ

HOW DO I GET RID OF CARPENTER BEES?

Carpenter bees are extremely hardy. Getting rid of them requires very powerful measures. Non-professional methods often aren’t effective, and the bees simply move to a different location nearby. Fox Pest Control has the best tools that will get rid of the bees for good.

WHY DO CARPENTER BEES BURROW INTO WOOD?

They tunnel into the wood to make their nests. Much like ants, carpenter bees make galleries where they store their eggs. Carpenter bees don’t eat wood; their burrowing through wood is what causes damage to your home.

DO CARPENTER BEES STING?

Only female carpenter bees can sting, and they don’t like to do it very often. Carpenter bees rarely sting unless the nest is threatened. Males can sometimes try to intimidate intruders by flying close to the face, but they don’t have a stinger and are completely harmless. 

ARE CARPENTER BEES AGGRESSIVE?

Unlike some wasps and bees on Long Island, carpenter bees don’t go after people very often. Unless their nest is disturbed, they don’t usually sting. 

DO CARPENTER BEES LIVE IN COLONIES?

Unlike honey bees or yellow jackets that make huge colonies, carpenter bees are solitary.

DO FEMALE CARPENTER BEES LEAVE THEIR NEST?

After the female makes tunnels into the wood for her eggs, she leaves the tunnel to collect flower pollen, which she tucks into the egg galleries. Using the chewed pulp from the wood, the female seals off the gallery. As the egg develops, it eats the pollen and eventually finds its way out.

HOW DO CARPENTER BEES SURVIVE THE WINTER?

As the weather gets colder on Long Island, the carpenter bees look for a nice warm gallery dug out of wood. They stay there until the weather warms up again. Some bees may die during the winter, but many survive and return in the spring.

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