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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are 1-1.5 inches long. They have a black body with yellow hairs on the thorax.  Carpenter bees get their common name from the habit of boring into wood to make a chamber for raising young. It is only the female that will bore into wood and create these chambers. She starts with a perfect half inch hole that goes in .5-1 inch. The female carpenter bee the turns 90 degrees and creates a chamber 6-12 inches long. She then creates what is called a bee ball (pollen mashed and rolled into a ball) and places it in the chamber then lays a egg on it. The female carpenter bee keeps repeating this process. Carpenter bee females have a stinger but will not use it unless you grab them.

The male carpenter bee can be found outside the chamber flying around trying to entice the female to mate. They only other job they have it to defeat the other males in combat as to create offspring with the strongest DNA. 

PRO TIP: Do not seal up the holes before making sure the problem is solved. The young can chew outwards and create more holes. We often have a second carpenter season at the end of summer. This will typically have less bees and homeowners often don't worry about the few that are there. IT IS IMPORTANT TO TREAT AT THIS TIME.

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Last Update: 02-20-2018

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