Carpenter bees lack hair on their shiny abdomen as compared to bumble bees, which has a hairy abdomen with black and yellow stripes. Carpenter bees create nests by chewing into wood to create galleries. They use the gallery to lay their eggs, store food supplies, and use it as a shelter during winter. Old, dry, and untreated woods are often selected by the bees to build galleries, as they are easier to dig into. The galleries can extend upto 4-6 inches, the eggs are relatively large as compared to the size of the female.
Carpenter bees eat nectar and play an important role in the pollination process, but they do not live in colonies like their bumble bee cousins. After the mating process, they create chambers inside the nest galleries which are then filled with “bee bread”, a food substance made of pollen and nectar for the larvae. Then they will lay eggs on top of the food and seal off the chamber with wood pulp. While the bee bread serves as the food source for the developing larvae, It takes around 36 days for the larvae to hatch and mature bees to come out.
Carpenter bees do not sting and the males do not possess stingers. Females will only sting if they are directly threatened or bothered. The males can be intimidating, and hover in front of people who come near to their nesting sites. Over the course of years, they can cause noticeable cosmetic and structural damage to your wooden structures. The infested piece of wood can also facilitate moisture intrusion, rot, and decay.
Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees
The best way to prevent carpenter bees is by inspecting the whole premises to accurately identify the galleries and apply effective control methods. The holes can be filled with dust insecticides and leave it open to allow the bees to get inside and spread the insecticide throughout the nest tunnel. After the bees die, remove any leftover and seal the holes with wood putty. Apply liquid insecticide to the wooden surface to prevent future infestation. In order to protect exposed wood surfaces from being attacked, you can also apply oil-based polyurethane. The process requires careful and skillful handling of chemicals. So, it is best to contact a professional exterminator to take care of your carpenter bee problem and prevent them from happening again.
You like keeping your home neat and tidy. Also, it is very important to look for any sign of pest infestation and take care of it as soon as you realize them. Because they could damage your property, grow in numbers rapidly, and bring costly repairs in the future. When you are hiring a pest control specialist, you are ensuring the safety of your family and home. Since the products they use are safe for you and your property. These pest control specialists have knowledge and experience needed to safely and effectively eliminate bugs from your homes, restaurants, warehouses, factories, etc.
Firstly, they will inspect your home, examine the amount of infestation and come up with a personalized solution to clear out the problem in the safest way. They would suggest a long term solution and will show you areas where the specific treatment will be performed. Solutions and baits used for pest elimination are harmless to humans and pets around. To fully exterminate and prevent any future infestations of the pest in your home it is important to locate the main source of the problem. Technicians will estimate and calculate the duration needed to deal with the situation and the corresponding cost depending upon the type of pest, type of building, area, etc.
After the treatment, it is essential to clean up the entire area in a systematic way as it ensures that proper hygienic conditions are restored. It also helps in avoiding any pest problem from recurring. Here are the 4 benefits for having a pest exterminator.
They Reduce Illness and the Risk of Various Diseases.
Ensure Proper Elimination once the Source is Identified.
Lessen the use of Toxic and Harmful Chemicals.
Decrease Allergies and Itching, Ensuring a Good Night Sleep.
Now you have understood the benefits of having a pest control expert for your pest related problems. So the next time you experience any kind of pest activities occurring in your home, hiring a pest control expert can resolve your problems easily with the right use of tools and equipment used in eradicating pests. Saving your time and money, the specialist can finish the work within days and the expense might be lesser than Doing It Yourself.
Food Watch digital Platform developed by Dubai Municipality food control department reduced the grandiose challenge of the food companies to implement food safety management systems like HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC & BRC. All food safety management system comprises PRPs, policies, procedures (process based and specific standard based) and HACCP plan, its verification and trend analysis.
Let us check how it supports the implementation of HACCP & ISO 22000:2018 and how we can work out this hassle free. The system helps for the easy obtaining of lay out approval and permits and we can verify evidence from the system. With pest control, waste, sewage disposal and supporting services, selection of service provider, approval and evaluation can be done through food watch. All the service providers must be registered in food watch system. The system provides evidence and supporting documents. It does not require maintaining separate physical paper records.
Selection of supplier, approval and assessment can also be done through food watch. Instead of visiting/ auditing the supplier and frequently following up with them for securing the self-assessment questionnaire, we can easily collect the evidence and supporting documents through the system. This can save a lot of time.
We should update each Material receiving in the food watch system. So evidence for acceptance, rejection and its trend analysis can be collected easily. This will ease the traceability test.
Fitness for work, illness status, Occupational health card details need to be updated in food watch. We can get evidence and trend analysis data through the system.
Product information/consumer awareness should be updated in the food watch system. It makes ease for the customer. We can get evidence for measuring and monitoring data of all the major /critical operations, machine and temperature information from food watch, when we update the same. If in case any food poisoning incident reported, it is easy to conduct the investigation & frequent traceability test .Traceability details of each product can be obtained through the food watch system. Some other features of the system are daily food safety check can give the precise information about the compliance and condition of the premise.
Competency & awareness of the staff can be monitored and verified through the platform. For continuous improvement of the food safety system, trend analysis of non- conformities from suppliers, service providers like pest control, process or production, customers can be figured out in the system.
Eventhough the system features many options like we discussed above there are some limitations too in the current version. There are no arrangements for adding the management review meeting details & outputs, set objectives of the company for the continual improvement, and its evaluation report and laboratory analysis data. Undoubtedly we can estimate that these provisions will be included in subsequent updates.