Mosquito Joe Takes the Sting Out of Your Yard
Carpenter Bee Control
Are Carpenter Bees Harmful?
Carpenter bees are territorial in nature, and females will frequently return to the same regions from which they emerged to start their own chamber or nest. This is due to the fact that it is far easier for them to build on an existing nest than it is to dig up an entirely new hole. Although carpenter bees are less aggressive than wasps, female bees that supply their nests will sting. Males, on the other hand, do not sting; rather, they frequently hover close to people and are especially drawn to unexpected movements, but they do little more than create fear.
Carpenter bees prefer to attack wood that is bare, weathered, and unpainted. Areas around your home that may be preferable to carpenter bees are your porch, deck, roof eaves, wooden sheds, and other exposed areas. Structures that are used for nesting year after year may suffer considerable damage.
How to Treat for Carpenter Bees
Mosquito Joe of Kansas City offers treatment to the galleries in order to stop the life cycle and decrease the population. After the treatment, we strongly advise the following to guarantee that these areas are not targeted again:
- Paint all exposed wood surfaces, especially those which have a history of being attacked.
- Plug the entrance hole with a piece of wooden dowel coated with carpenter’s glue, paintable silicone caulk, or wood putty. This protects against future over-wintering in old nesting tunnels and reduces the chances of wood decay.
What’s Up with Wasps?
There are two main categories of wasps: social and solitary, with many different species within these two groups. Most of the wasps flying around your house or place of business are either Mud Daubers or Umbrella Wasps. Mud Daubers tend to be black with lighter markings and have a distinctively thin waist that connects their abdomen and thorax. Umbrella wasps, or paper wasps, look more like yellow jackets, except they have much longer bodies.
Wasps are fairly docile and will not sting unless they are aggressively handled. They are not pollinators and are usually out hunting spiders, small insects, sugars from soda or plants, and gathering materials to build their nests.
Depending on the type of wasp, wasp nests can be found in a variety of locations, both above and underground. Wasp nests above ground can be identified by their grey color and swirl-like appearance. While the entrance to their underground nests usually consists of a cone-shaped mound of dirt with a large opening through which the wasps enter.
Regardless of the type of nest, Mosquito Joe of Kansas City has a safe solution to rid your yard of wasps. Our trained technicians will inspect your property and then use the necessary equipment and products to exterminate each nesting population surrounding your home or business.
Yellow Jacket Elimination
Learn More about Yellow Jackets
Yellow jackets are found worldwide, and there are about 16 species that reside in the U.S. They can typically be identified by the yellow and black pattern around their abdomens, although some may show white and black colors and have a thin waist. They are social insects that have annual colonies, however, only the queen lives through winter to start a new colony in the spring.
Yellow jackets typically build their nest in the ground near roots or where the dirt is soft. They are very territorial, so if there are strong vibrations near the nest or if the nest is accidentally stepped on, they will attack. The yellow jacket sting is known to be painful, and some may have can have an allergic reaction to the sting.
Yellow Jack Control for Your Yard
Mosquito Joe has a safe solution to rid your yard of these stinging insects. Our trained service professionals will inspect your property and use the necessary steps and repellents to rid your yard of each yellow jacket nesting population.
Mosquito Joe of Kansas City Can Help
Call Mosquito Joe of Kansas City at 816-897-0502 or fill out the Request a Quote form to eliminate stinging insects such as carpenter bees, wasps, and yellow jackets from your yard in Clay County and surrounding areas! Take the sting out of being outside and return to enjoying your outdoor spaces at home or work again.