Pest Control for Wilmington, Oak Island, & Southport, NC

Bees are a very valuable and important part of our ecosystem, but when they are in the wrong place and the wrong time, they can become a pest. When a swarm of bees decides to build a hive near your home, they can become a danger to people, especially if the hive is disturbed. It can be helpful to determine what kind of bees you are dealing with. In many cases, homeowners believe that they have bumblebees, only to learn that they have carpenter bees. 

If you do have a bee infestation, it is very important that you do not attempt bee removal on your own. You should seek the help of a professional exterminator who can identify which type of bee you are dealing with and can remove it properly and efficiently. 

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

They look different – While bumblebees have a distinctive look with yellow and black stripes, carpenter bees are almost entirely black and do not have any hair. 

Holes in wood – Carpenter bees are sometimes called borer bees. They dig tunnels in wood in order to build their nests, leaving behind half-inch holes. Carpenter bees can significantly damage walls, fences, and siding.

Noise in your home – If you can hear bees moving about inside the walls of your home, you’re almost certainly hearing carpenter bees. Carpenter bees hibernate in the cold months, so you’re most likely to start seeing them around in the spring.

Ensure that your home is free of all sorts of pests with Manning’s Pest Control! We can assess the potential for an infestation and recommend the proper preventative measures to take care of your issue. Get in touch with us today.