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In North America, scientists have identified over 25,000 different beetle species. To easily identify the insect as a beetle, they have well-developed antennae and chewing mouthparts, as well as shell-like front wings. The wings are durable and waterproof, serving as protection against damage and dehydration. However, unlike many other insects, most beetles are poor fliers.
Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on destructive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because their feeding ends up doing damage or the destruction of the food source they choose.
Sometimes beetles, there mere presence can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find hundreds of beetles (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside the home. The beetles are trying to invade homes for shelter to escape inclement conditions.
There are three basic groups of beetles that may require treatment inside our homes and businesses: food product beetles, wood-destroying beetles and fabric-infesting beetles. While the specific treatment procedures and methods may vary based on the specific diet and habitat of the pest beetle, the components of an effective and efficient treatment closely follow those of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
When beetles become a pest problem, your pest management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the beetle that is being a pest. Based on the inspection findings, your pest management professional will develop an effective treatment plan to resolve the problem. Accurate identification of the pest is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the specific details required for treatment must be applied to the beetle or beetles that are causing the problems.
OUR BEETLE APPROACH:
We inspect your home—inside and outside. There are several things the technician will do during the inspection:
· Locate areas of beetle activity.
· Identify the causes of the beetle problem.
· Look for entryways that beetles could be using to get into your home.
Implement a customized solution
Since “cookie-cutter” treatments aren’t always effective, the technician will customize the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of tools and techniques to help keep any beetles out of your home:
· Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep beetles from entering your home. We will provide you with a quote to exclude your home from pests.
· Habitat Modification: If beetles are living in and around your home or building, we provide you with a list of things that you can change to cut back on the things in your home or yard that are harboring beetles.
· Insect Growth Regulator: Applied into insects (beetles) hiding places, these interfere with the beetles’ normal development.
· Residual insecticides: Applied into cracks and crevices, this helps to keep beetles from hiding in the treated areas. The technician may also apply liquid insecticide outdoors to help keep all insects from coming inside.
Every time the technician returns to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
· Confirm that previous treatment was effective.
· Check for recent activity.
· Revisit habitat modification suggestions. Identify changes to the home or landscape that could make your home vulnerable to beetle invasions.
Your pest management professional will use products only when the non-chemical procedures are not sufficient to get rid of the problems. If products are needed, they will be used in accordance with the product’s approved label and use directions. We only use what is necessary to resolve the problem.
Types of Beetles
Anobiid Powderpost Beetle, American Spider Beetles, Asian Lady Beetles, Asian Longhorned Beetles, Blister Beetles, Carpet Beetles, Cigarette Beetles, Click Beetles, Common Furniture Beetles, Dried Fruit Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Elm Leaf Beetles, Emerald Ash Borer, False Powderpost Beetles, Flour Beetles, Foreign Grain Beetles, Ground Beetles, Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles, Pantry Beetles, Pine Bark Beetles, Plaster Beetles, Sawtooth Grain Beetles, Shiny Spider Beetles, Whitemarked Spider Beetles, Stink Beetles