The female carpenter bee makes a 3/8 inch hole into the wood and then makes a right turn and goes along the grain of the wood about 6 inches and she lays approximately six eggs. The male does not have a stinger, hangs around the exit hole chasing away and protecting anything that might come after the eggs.
Carpenter bees can be problematic in Connecticut beginning in May through the summertime. If you see visible holes in the wood in your home or believe you have a carpenter bee infestation please give us a call, we’d love to help!
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