How to Repair Wood Boring Bee Damage

Yikes Look at the Holes!
Yikes Look at the Holes!

Termites aren’t the only wood-destroying bugs that cause homeowners to call Middlesex County NJ pest control companies. Carpenter bees can also cause a considerable amount of damage to home exteriors made of wood, especially if they don’t have protective coats of polyurethane or oil-based paint.

Carpenter Bee Damage

Carpenter bees cause damage to homes by boring holes into wood in order to nest. These bees often use the same holes each year, but they sometimes make them bigger. If you have holes that are roughly a half-inch large, they are most likely caused by carpenter bees.

Wood Repair

If your home exterior has holes caused by carpenter bees, it’s important to close them up. This helps improve your home’s appearance and prevents carpenter bees from continuing to use these holes. You’ll have to use a bee and wasp spray in the holes first before closing them, which will will prevent these pests from boring their way back through.

Use the spray around dusk, then place wooden dowels in the holes about 24 hours later. Cover the dowels with wood putty to seal them up. Keep in mind that you might need professional pest control if these bees continue to return.

If carpenter bees are boring holes in your home, Middlesex County NJ pest control companies can help. Contact Allison Pest Control, and we’ll eliminate these pests from your NJ home.