Know the threats and identifiers of carpenter bees and carpenter ants
The destruction caused by carpenter bees and carpenter ants looks very similar. Both carve through wood structures, compromising their structural integrity which becomes more severe as time goes on. However, understanding the differences between carpenter bees and carpenter ants can help you understand how to eradicate the problem.
Identifying the Species
While the damage caused by these two pests looks similar, you can identify which species is the culprit by keeping an eye on the damaged area. If the problem is a bee infestation, then you’ll typically see a male bee buzzing around the entrance of the carved hole, acting as a guard to keep intruders out. However, if it is a carpenter ant infestation, you’ll see ants coming and going from the nest, bringing food back for the colony.
No matter which species is responsible for the damage, it’s important to get fast help from a professional. Carpenter bees and carpenter ants can cause extensive – and expensive – damage to your home, compromising its beauty and structural integrity. Our experts at Brady Pest & Termite Management are experienced in completely eradicating any household pest, helping you get rid of ants and bees who are looking for a new place to call home, and preventing further damage to your property. Give us a call today to set up your consultation.