Wood Siding Infestation Cycle: Carpenter Bees and Woodpeckers

Wood-boring insects, like carpenter bees, can tunnel into your home’s exterior, weakening the siding and possibly the studs. Unfortunately, this may only be the beginning of the damage to your home. Woodpeckers are attracted to carpenter bee nests so when left untreated, this can become the beginning of an extensive carpenter bee and woodpecker damage cycle.

Carpenter Bees

In spring, carpenter bees chew round tunnels into soft, weathered woods to construct the nests where their larvae will develop and emerge as adult carpenter bees in late summer. If you’ve noticed large black and yellow bees buzzing around your house and you’ve seen dime-sized holes in the wood with a fresh pile of sawdust below them, you have a carpenter bee infestation. While the structural damage from these bee nests are minimal, the holes expose your wood to potential water damage and rot. Carpenter bee nests in your wooden structures are also very attractive to woodpeckers.

Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers love carpenter bee larvae and will peck away at the nest opening, causing additional damage to your wood siding and structures—in addition to annoying you with their continuous tapping. They will continue pecking until they are no longer able to detect the movement of live larvae inside the wood, meaning those small, somewhat inconspicuous carpenter bee nest holes can quickly become a larger hole or series of holes leading to further rot and decay of the wood. Theseholes may even become large enough to admit other wildlife into your home.

Call the Professionals at Wild Trappers

If you’ve noticed several woodpeckers around your property, you may actually have two problems rather than one. It is best to seek professional help to fully eliminate the carpenter bees and woodpeckers and stop their destructive cycle. Don’t tackle these frustrating and potentially damaging problems on your own! When you call Wild Trappers we will inspect your home, identify your carpenter bee and woodpecker problems, and provide you with solutions. Since woodpeckers are protected by federal migratory bird rules, we are able to provide is a safe, humane, and legal way to remove them from your property and prevent future damages. We can suggest and implement multiple repelling and exclusion methods to keep your wood siding and structures safe. Contact Wild Trapperstoday and we will help you solve your carpenter bee and woodpecker problems quickly and effectively.

By | 2018-07-09T16:58:49+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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