Carpenter Bees are amazing insects that can cause some serious damage to wood on structures. Carpenter Bees resemble Bumble Bees but they have very different nesting behaviors. They bore very long tunnels throughout the wood and divide these tunnels into cells where individual larvae will develop. Carpenter Bees are nonsocial insects, although many females may infest the same structure at different locations. The galleries that the Carpenter Bees carve out are very complex.
Carpenter Bees complete one generation per year. The eggs a laid in the spring Larva and pupa develop in the closed cells during the Summer. Adult Bees emerge in late Summer and return to the same tunnels to hibernate over the winter. In the Spring the adults mate and the females lay eggs, completing the cycle. Because of the protection in the chambers, it is highly recommended that a specialized Pest Control program is set up. A one-time application will have limited effectiveness, especially because of this.
This is what Carpenter Bees’ damage and nesting activity looks like. It could get much worse especially if Woodpeckers start attacking it. It is very difficult to control Carpenter Bees. The holes need to be injected with specialized products.
If you need help with Carpenter Bees, Nature’s Way Pest Control offers a naturally formulated product that will be injected into the galleries. Carpenter Bees are found in Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga, Glens Falls, Lake George, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh, New York. They are also active in Burlington, Rutland, Killington, and Manchester Vermont.
If you see these signs in your home, it means a queen has moved in and it’s time to seek professional help. Take advantage of our coupons and book your free inspection online or speak to our team today by calling (518) 741-2219.