Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

Carpenter Bees
 Carpenter Bees are solitary insects, and they range in size from ½ "to 1". Their colors are black & yellow are often misidentified as bumble bees. Mating begins in the spring, then the mated female typically bores a ½" hole into wood against the grain (about an inch), then bores a right angle turn. They prefer to bore into weather beaten or unprotected wood. She then places a mass of pollen & nectar in this gallery, deposits an egg, and finishes this cell with a chewed up wood pulp plug. This process is usually finished by the end of June and by the end of the summer the eggs will mature and new adults can emerge to forage. They can overwinter in abandoned nest tunnels and the survivors will emerge again in spring.