It’s never too soon to start thinking about bee prevention in Kansas. Whether bees have found a way inside, or they are buzzing around outside, it is important to address the problem to avoid damage to your home and avoid risks to your health.
In Kansas, carpenter bees are one of the most common species of bees in the area. These solitary insects can be identified by their large yellow and black outer bodies and black abdomens. Males may have a yellow or white face. Vacant carpenter bee nests are another lure, as the current bees move in and add to the previous tenants tunneling efforts, which expands the network of tunnels.
Carpenter bees are attracted to flowers, which are a source of pollen and nectar for food. Carpenter bees are also drawn to untreated wood, such as sheds, siding, railings, decks, firewood, tree limbs, and old fencing to establish new tunnels.
Preventing Bee Infestations
For homeowners, there are some basic steps one could take to help in carpenter bee prevention in Kansas. For preventing bees from entering the home, inspect the interior and exterior for any openings. Check areas around door frames, window frames, and exterior siding for entry cracks or holes. In the yard, remove downed tree limbs, remove open containers, and find a way to secure stacked firewood and any wood building materials from bees looking for a place to build a nest. If you have wooden structures, fencing, patios, or decks constructed from wood, be sure to paint and treat the wood.
Danger of Bee Bites
For the most part, bees are not aggressive unless provoked or they think their hive is in danger. In both cases, it can result in a painful sting or multiple stings. If stung by a worker bee, which can only sting once, the barbed stinger remains in your skin releasing more bee venom and pheromones that alert other bees in the area. Most bees can only sting once, but queen bees are the exception. They can sting repeatedly but chances are you won’t see her unless the bees are swarming.
While bee stings are painful and usually result in a raised welt at the bite area, many people can absorb the bee venom without incident. For others, a bee sting can cause a serious and severe allergic reaction requiring immediate medical attention.
Instead of attempting to rid your home or yard of bees yourself, schedule an appointment with Schendel Pest Services. In business since 1947, the company knows how to get the job done safely.
Removing the Threat of Bees
At Schendel Pest Services, our goal is to help remove uninvited buzzing guests using strict guidelines to quickly remove bees from your home making it safe for indoor and outdoor inhabitants, pets, plants, and gardens. Our technicians will keep you informed throughout the treatment process of any additional safety measures that may be necessary. With our PestZero guarantee, you can enjoy your home and yard with confidence knowing that if the bees return, our technicians will return free of charge. With our easy sign up form, we can provide you with a free quote. Give us a call or contact us online to protect your home from stinging insects.