Carpenter ants and carpenter bees are two samples of wood-destroying insects that are commonly found in Southern Nevada.These wood-destroying insects prey on or nest inside wooden structures, which may cause extensive structural damage over time. The insects pose a high threat to houses and businesses as well throughout the country. They cause billions of dollars of losses in repairs every year.
Carpenter ants are one of the most important species of household-invading ants within us. These ants are black, red,orange, yellow, or a mixture of colors. The worker ants within the colony have large, powerful mandibles they use to chew through wood and make tunnels and nesting galleries.
Carpenter bees are an outsized species of bees, ranging in size from ½ to 1 ½ inch long.The wood-destroying bees are mostly black and they come with shiny black abdomens. On the other hand, the males have a yellow or white face.
Though not considered dangerous within the traditional sense, both carpenter ants and carpenter bees are a threat thanks to the costly structural damage they will cause.
The female carpenter bees cause damage to the wooden structures by creating holes in the wood and tunneling through it. This creates nesting galleries inside.However, the foremost damage from a bee infestation is thanks to woodpeckers.Woodpeckers prey on bee larvae and relentlessly peck around the fringe of a nest opening, causing more damage to the piece of wood the bees are nesting in.Also, you ought to always look out around carpenter bees because, unlike the males, female carpenter bees have stingers and, although very docile, will sting to defend themselves or their nest. Carpenter ants are moisture-seeking pests and are interested in moist, water-damaged wood. Carpenter ants get into the houses while seeking food resources. Like carpenter bees, carpenter ants don’t actually prey on the wood; instead, they only tunnel through the wood to nest inside. Once they need to invade your home, these wood-destroying ants will build satellite nests near their food sources. Over time, their network of tunnels and nesting sites can cause structural damage that's costly and time-consuming to repair.
Both carpenter ants and carpenter bees may become a drag on your property if they find quick access to food, water, and nesting sites. Properties with tons off lowering vegetation are attractive to carpenter bees because they prey on pollen and nectar.
Carpenter ants feed totally on aphids, scales, proteins, and sugars. Things like gardens,trash cans, and fallen trees can all attract carpenter ants to your property.Once they find a food source in your yard, carpenter ants will eventually make their way into your range in search of more food.
Where wood-destroying insects prefer to build their nests depends on their exact species. As an example, female carpenter bees wish to nest inside older or untreated bare wood and their nests are commonly found in fences, decks, wooden play structures, wooden outdoor furniture, wood shingles or trim, or along the roof eaves. On the opposite hand, carpenter ants are interested in water-damaged or decaying wood and nest in dead trees and stumps, rotting fence posts, old piles of wood, and under rocks. Inside, they typically nest in hard-to-reach areas like behind wall voids, in crawl spaces, behind window and door frames,and within the structural wood around pipes.
Agro Pest Control understands that wood-destroying insects and other household pests are difficult and stressful to affect on your own. Our certified pest control technicians are experienced in eliminating the pests found living throughout the Phoenix region and skills to guard both people and their properties from them. We provide professional pest control services you'll trust to eliminate wood-destroying insects from your Phoenix property and keep them from returning. If you'retrying to find quality pest control solutions for your Phoenix home or business, contact Agro Pest Control today!
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