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Beetle, it’s a cute, little fun term that can be utilized in a variety of situations. It even makes a neat little nickname, as there was an actor one-time commonly referred to as beetle. Whatever the situation, the beetle itself, the outside critter, is certainly no joking matter when it invades the home. Not only does it invade the property with immense force and numbers, but specific species could bring a whole host of other problems with them.
Therefore, it is best to learn how to treat beetle infestations during the early stage. Regardless, you’ll at least be a more informed homeowner by learning to live by the information below. You can even use it to deter some other common intruders.
What Exactly Is The Beetle?
Beetles are a unique group of insects that hail from the Coleoptera Order. Throughout the world, scientists have discovered nearly 400,000 various species of beetles. However, it is by far the Coleoptera Order that is the most rampant. This specific order counts for about 40 percent of the beetle presence, but more interestingly, they represent 25 percent of all known animal life forms. New and exciting species of the beetle are found daily, but it is the Coleoptera Order that remains at the top of the food chain.
When you consider the fact that the beetle accounts for nearly a quarter of all animal life on the planet, it is mind-blowing. This alone goes to show you what a problem these little seemingly harmless pests could do. The beetle is no doubt an interesting insect and easily identifiable with its shell-like exterior. This is the very characteristic that makes its appearance much different than other pests. While they have both a front and back set of wings, it is the front that is encased in a hardened wing case, known as the elytra. This case is designed to protect and house the hind wings as well as the abdomen.
One such species could be considered a cannibal, as they commonly act as predators to smaller insects. Another class stands to do immense amounts of damage in and around the property wooden structures. Either way, you’ll want to learn to identify which order you are dealing with and how to go about eliminating them.
Of course, this is much harder than most would ever imagine, given that there are so many. Therefore, we are here and more than willing to help. All that’s needed is to pick up the phone and give our local office a ring. We’ll have someone out to the property with 24 hours. We can get someone out there immediately if you need emergency services.
How You End Up With Beetles
Beetles are attracted to various materials that can be commonly found in and around the home. It is the attractors that will draw the pesky pest to your property and inside. Some seek stored grains while others prefer packaged food items. Some are purveyors of garden and house plants, wood, and delicate fabric.
Like the bed bug, it would not be unimaginable to inadvertently bring one of these creepy crawlers into the home. As they can attach themselves to a whole slew of surfaces. The search for food and shelter are the two major things that draw them to and in the property. Learn to identify and eliminate these potentials, and you’ll be well on your way to a successful beetle prevention program.
It is also important to know they usually make their way into the home via cracks and crevices in the foundation, walls, doors, gaps, vent openings, utility accesses, or any of the smallest imaginable spaces that provide access from inside the home to out.
Common products and items you’ll want to keep a constant eye on include, but are not limited to, firewood, lumber, furniture, potted plants, and food packages of any kind. Learn to check these things before bringing them into the home, and you’ll be doing yourself a world of justice. Whatever else is needed, we are here to help!