Female Carpenter bees make tunnels into wood of decks and or porches to live into. They need wood at least two inches thick, and they usually start tunneling on the underside of beams. They drill against the grain for an inch or so, then turn 90 degrees and drill with the grain for several inches. If you suspect having carpenter bees, call us for an inspection.
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Eastern species of carpenter bees prefer to nest in soft woods such as cedar, redwood, cypress, pine, and fir. After mating, the female locates a suitable nest site and begins by chewing a perfectly round entrance hole into the wood. Considerable damage can occur to wood that has been utilized as a nesting site year after year.