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Our experts know how to solve your pest problems. Select from the categories below for information on how to get rid of pests, tips on prevention and more.

STINGING PESTS FAQs

HOW DO I GET RID OF CARPENTER BEES?

Carpenter bees chew tunnels in wood to make a nest cavity in which their larvae can grow. To prevent the bees from making the holes, staining or painting the surface will help deter them.

If the holes are already present, a dust product may be applied into the holes and then the surrounding wood treated with a liquid spray product. Such treatments may need to be repeated after a couple of months to further deter the bees.

Consult a professional pest control company, like Terminix, for an evaluation and treatment plan.

HOW DO I GET RID OF SCORPIONS?

The numbers of scorpions in a yard usually corresponds to the amount of potential harborage they can find.

Scorpions can be controlled through the following techniques:

  • Remove all items lying in contact with the soil.

  • Changing to edging that doesn’t have cracks reduces the potential harborages for scorpions as does eliminating heavy ground cover, like ivy, in landscaping. Landscaping that is edged with stacked timbers or stacked flagstones provides considerable shelter for scorpions.

  • Seal cracks and holes in your home’s exterior to prevent scorpions from entering.

For added certainty, call Terminix to look for where scorpions might be on your property and to provide necessary treatments.