Pest Pounders - Carpenter Bees - St. Clair Shores, MI
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Carpenter bee calls have increased over the years.  Causing damage to the wood around the exterior, and structures like decks and gazebos.

  

Inside look at a carpenter bee gallery.

 Carpenter bees excavate holes in the wood to nest and lay their eggs in. 


They hollow out and deposit an egg in each individual hole, called         a "gallery".

 




Carpenter bee working on another gallery.

 Notice the perfect circle they create.  The entrance/ exit hole is a little smaller than a  1/2 inch in diameter.
 
 
 


Carpenter bee entrance/ exit hole.

They use their jaws and wings to shake or vibrate, becoming a "drill"




 

Carpenter bee gallery with larva. The entrance/ exit hole will lead to these excavated holes where a single egg will be deposited in each gallery.
 
 

Carpenter bee nesting gallery. 
220px-Carpenter bee head and compound eyes
With very large compound eyes, carpenter bees see quite well and for their size, they are very nimble flyers.

They are generally not aggressive and the males don't have stingers.




Carpenter bees do most all their damage to the exteriors, so there generally is no major structural damage.   

 
Highly active carpenter bee hole.

 
  Heavily used entrance/ exit holes will begin to make themselves known by a highly visible,  yellowish in color residue build up.
 
 




Carpenter bees can cause some costly repairs to damaged wood.  If it is caught early,  and treated,  damage is usually minimal. 
 
 
Carpenter bee damage on a gazebo. 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
               
Carpenter bee damage on a gazebo.
Carpenter bees in the gazebo turned into woodpeckers damaging the wood even more, eating the carpenter bees!





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