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Beetle Treatment

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How Do I Identify A Beetle Infestation?

Appearance - While there are more than 25,000 different beetle species in North America, all beetles share some characteristics. Regardless of species, all beetles have two hard, shell-like wings that cover more delicate wings underneath. These second wings are used for short flights.

Behavior - Seeing a lot of beetles, or a dramatic increase in the number of beetles in your house or on your property is the first means of identifying a beetle infestation. Different species of beetles feed on different sources, of which all can be troublesome. While some beetles feed on plants which can negatively affect your garden, others feed on wood, including the wood your home may be made of.

Why Could I Have Beetles?

Beetles often seek out properties with a lot of vegetation for the plants themselves, as well as the pests that are attracted to the plants. They also may enter homes for shelter and food sources if they feed on wood.

Assessing the beetle population will determine if a beetle problem exists, and what species of beetle is causing the problem. This assessment will lead to customized beetle treatments to provide beetle control to your property and home.

Why Should I Treat My Beetle Problem Immediately?

Some beetles can be harmless to you and your family and also beneficial to your property by keeping other bug populations under control - until they start eating your garden or home as repayment for their good deeds. An effective beetle removal program is needed to keep your yard and home safe from overpopulation and costly beetle damage problems.

How to Get Rid of Beetles

There are over 30,000 species of beetles in the United States. Some beetles species are poisonous, some are harmless, and some are just plain annoying. But no matter the species, you don't want a beetle outbreak in your home.

Obviously, it is impossible to address all types of beetle infestations here. The good news is that most beetle infestations have similar characteristics. Below we will cover what you need to know.

How Do I Spot a Beetle Problem?

There are a few ways you can unambiguously identify a beetle problem.

  1. You see a lot of beetles.

    The clearest sign that you have a beetle problem is seeing a lot of beetles. Beetles can vary a lot. However, they all have a shell-like bodies. Most beetles also have a line that runs down their backs. Beetles can be every size, shape, and color. But that hardened shell is what defines the family.

    Seeing lots of beetles, especially if they are the same type of beetle, is an indicator of a beetle problem. Beetle swarms can be found in rugs, clothing, furniture, carpeting, the kitchen pantry and cupboards, and along baseboards.

  2. You notice beetle damage.

    Large groups of beetles together can cause a lot of damage. Most often this damage will be found on houseplants, furniture, upholstery, or even walls and ceilings. Beetle damage is often caused by their eating habits. For example, beetles like the Japanese beetle will eat houseplants. Large groups of Japanese beetles can kill your houseplants quickly.

Beetle excrement can also cause staining along your walls and furniture. Some beetles can even be damaging to your home, as they eat wood. Wood-eating beetles can cause major structural damage to your house.

How Do I Get Rid of Beetles?

Getting rid of beetles can be hard. When established beetles are nearly impossible to remove. Some people try natural remedies like essential oil and certain plants. However, these solutions have limited success rates.

One natural beetle control solution is diatomaceous earth (DE). This is made from crushed, fossilized algae. It is a safe product for everything except insects. You can't put diatomaceous earth everywhere, but it will work along your foundation or near houseplants.

There are a few other solutions to removing beetles from your home as well.

  1. Purchase traps.
    Beetle traps can be easily purchased from any home improvement store. These do not always work well. But they may be able to prevent beetle outbreaks. They also are ideal for beetle infestations that have not gotten out of control.
  2. Contact the professionals.

    The best beetle control solution is to contract a professional exterminator. Beetle removal experts have tools and resources unavailable to the average homeowner. They are most likely to be able to remove all existing beetles and eradicate their eggs. Both steps are essential for beetle control.

    When you are ready to get rid of the beetles in your home, contact GoLocal Pest Control. We will give you the information about beetle exterminators in your area.

How to Prevent Beetles

No one likes beetles in their home. It doesn't even matter what type of beetle is invading. There are 30,000 species of beetle in the United States. Such a huge number makes it extremely likely that you will experience a beetle infestation at some point.

Some beetles are annoying, some kill plants, and some can be dangerous to humans. It can be hard to identify the exact type of beetle that is invading. Therefore, your best course of action is to prevent all beetles from entering your home. In the rest of this article, you will learn how to do just that.

Why Do I Have Beetles?

Beetles have similar needs to other pests. They need food, water, and shelter. If your home appears to provide these things, especially if it can satisfy multiple of these needs, it will be appealing to beetles.

Want to know why your home is suddenly swarming with beetles? Here are a few potential reasons.

  1. The weather is getting colder.
    Beetles are much more likely to enter a home as the weather gets colder. Your home is likely much warmer than the outdoors. The beetles will gravitate towards the warmth and try to find a way to enter your home.
  2. There are bright lights on.
    Most beetles also gravitate towards light. Experts are not exactly sure why bright lights attract insects. One theory is that they believe it provides them safety from predators. They may also believe it will provide them with food. Finally, some experts think that bright lights allow beetles and other insects to navigate, which attracts them to it.
  3. They have easy access to food.
    If your home has a food source the beetle wants, it will try to invade. The type of food source depends on the beetle. It could be anything from plants to other insects and trash.

How Do I Prevent Beetles?

The best way to prevent beetles is to get rid of the things that attract them. Obviously, you cannot stop the weather from getting colder. But there are other steps you can take to make your home less appealing to beetles.

  1. Don't open your doors with a light on nearby.
    Nearly all beetles are attracted to lights. So, if you keep your doors and windows closed while the lights are on, you will prevent beetles from entering.
  2. Keep your food stored securely.
    Trash can lids should remain secure and closed. You should always clean up any food crumbs. And the food in your pantry should be stored in plastic, lockable containers. This is a good practice that should prevent any number of food-motivated pests.
  3. Spray any houseplants with beetle repellent.
    Houseplants provide a lot of benefits. You don't want to have to get rid of all of your houseplants. But you can spray them with a beetle repellent to protect them from a beetle infestation.
  4. Contact an exterminator.
    Sometimes beetles will get into your home no matter what you do. To protect yourself from a beetle infestation as much as possible, you need to hire a good exterminator. At GoLocal Pest Control, we can provide you with the names of the top companies in your location. Contact us today to learn more.

What Do Beetles Look Like?

It is hard to find a more numerous or varied insect than the beetle. There are thousands and thousands of beetle species worldwide. All can be pests in large numbers. However, some beetles, like ladybugs, ground beetles, and solider beetles, are extremely beneficial to have around. Other beetle species are just pests. These include the Japanese beetle and carpet beetles.

Beetles tend to congregate in large groups. This is especially true as the weather gets colder. You don't want a large infestation of any type of beetle. That is why it is important to know what a beetle looks like. Once you spot the beetles, you will be able to take steps to keep them out of your home and yard.

How Many Species of Beetle Are There?

There is a huge number of beetle species worldwide. In fact, there are around 350,000 species of beetles. 30,000 of those 350,000 species live in the United States. That is a huge number of beetles. It is more than like, then, that you will have encountered a beetle at some point in your life.

The number of beetle species gets even more impressive. They make up 40% of all insects. They also comprise 25% of all animals. Scientists continue to discover new beetle species, so our understanding of this order (Coleoptera) is constantly evolving.

What Do Beetles Look Like?

You've likely seen a beetle before. You've probably seen many different types of beetles. Because of the huge number of beetle species, there is a lot of variation in this insect. There are multi-colored beetles, black beetles, big beetles, small beetles, and everything in between. All beetles share certain characteristics, however. These are as follows.

  • Beetles are insects. That means they have a head, abdomen, and thorax. They also have six legs.
  • Beetles' mouthparts are made to chew.
  • Most beetle species have two pairs of wings. The first is small and hard. The second pair of wings is what the beetle uses to fly. The first pair is merely there as a protective covering.
  • Most beetle species have a hard exoskeleton or shell.
  • All beetles go through complete metamorphosis. They go through a series of abrupt changes as they progress from their pupil stage to their adult form.

Beetle lengths vary significantly. Some of the smallest beetles only measure about 0.01 inches. The largest beetles can be 4-8 inches long.

Beetle coloring also greatly depends on the species. Most beetles are brown or black. However, some are orange, red, yellow, green, and every other color of the rainbow. There are even beetles like Japanese beetles, that are multi-colored.

No matter what type of beetle you have on your property, you need to keep the issue in check. A good beetle exterminator can help you do just that. At GoLocal Pest Control, we can help you find the top companies in your location. Contact us today to learn more about our process.

How to Find an Exterminator to Help with Beetles

Beetles account for about one-third of all insect species. That means there are thousands and thousands of beetle species in the world. With so many beetles around, you will likely have a beetle problem at some point. The difficulty you will have in solving a beetle infestation depends on the type of beetle in your home.

Beetle species can be hard to tell apart. This is why it is important to hire a good beetle exterminator. The best companies can be found by following the advice in this article.

What Should I Look for in a Beetle Exterminator?

The top beetle removal companies will have similar characteristics. You need should look for them in any potential exterminator you interview. The company should offer detailed information about how they treat beetle infestations. They should also offer a free inspection and quote. Finally, there should be a guarantee or warranty for their services.

You can also ask the following questions in your attempt to narrow down your choices.

  1. How experienced are your technicians with beetle problems?
  2. What treatments do you use for beetle infestations?
  3. What are the most common types of beetles in this area?
  4. How long will beetle treatment take?
  5. Should I expect the beetles to come back?

What Should I Expect from Beetle Exterminators?

As with all pest treatments, your beetle exterminator will perform multiple steps when treating your beetle problem.

  1. First is the inspection.
    It will determine what type of beetle you are having a problem with and how many of the pests are in your home. At the end of the inspection, you will receive a quote for the treatment, its timeline, and its cost.
  2. The second is the treatment itself.
    This is usually performed in a day but can stretch to multiple days depending on the beetle. Some treatments can take up to six weeks to fully take effect.
  3. Finally, there is the follow-up appointment.
    Not all pest control companies do this step. Instead, you may have to call them if your beetle problem reappears. If they do a follow-up appointment, the technician will look for any new signs of a beetle infestation.

How Do I Find an Exterminator to Help with Beetles?

Beetles are such a vast group that it can be hard to find an exterminator that can handle any beetle. You will need to do your research to find the right company. In general, we recommend using a local exterminator. They will know the beetles common to your area, and will therefore be better able to solve your problem.

The experts at GoLocal Pest Control have scoured the country for the best exterminators. Our location finder includes the top companies in any location. Just put in your zip code, and you will receive multiple options to choose from. It doesn't matter where you live, we have a pre-screened and qualified exterminator for your area. Contact us today to learn more.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Pest Control Service?

When you're looking to hire a pest control service (aka exterminator), you can expect to pay anywhere from $110 to $290 per treatment.

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