The Truth About The Carpenter Bees In Las Vegas
Are you familiar with the wood-destroying pest known as the carpenter bee? Don't let the name fool you. These bees aren't going to fix anything around your home. They're called carpenter bees because of the sawdust they produce as they bore holes and tunnel into wood. If they decide to create tunnels in the wood of your property, it could lead to frustrating repair costs. Does this surprise you? It might if you've been told that carpenter bees only make small tunnels that are about seven inches long. You may also have little fear of these bees hanging out around your home if you've been told that male carpenter bees can't sting you and that female carpenter bees rarely sting. Today, we're going to clarify a few facts so that you can understand the real threat carpenter bees can present to your home and to your family.
Do carpenter bees only create seven-inch tunnels?
Do carpenter bees target untreated and unpainted wood?
Do male carpenter bees sting?
Can I treat carpenter bees myself?
Can I just seal the holes?
How do professionals deal with carpenter bees?
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What factors attract ants to Las Vegas homes?
Las Vegas is known for its dry, consistently warm weather, which is the perfect environment for ants to thrive. But that doesn't mean you have to let ants survive and multiply on your property or inside your Vegas home.
How do you keep ants out of your house?
Remove food sources from your property. If you have fallen fruits or vegetables, leftover barbecue foods, or pet food left outside, ants will be attracted to your property.
Remove water sources from your property. In a dry climate like that of Nevada, any creatures will be attracted to water sources and ants are no exception.
Seal up gaps and cracks in your foundation and outer walls.
Make sure you have effective door sweeps and window and door screens.
Does salt kill ants?
Yes and no. Spraying salt water on ants will kill some ants, but it will not get all of the ants in a colony. Any kind of ant spray will only kill around 10% of the ants in a colony while the rest of them stay hidden. If all ants are not eliminated, especially the queens, you will end up in a never-ending battle with ants.
How do I permanently get rid of ants in my house?
If you are tired of dealing with pesky, disease-spreading, stinky, or stinging ants inside or near your Las Vegas home, reach out to Red Rock Pest Control. Ants that get into Vegas homes do not have to stay in Vegas homes. Let us help!
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