To a certain degree, Beetles can be helpful to homeowners as they feed on other insects that can damage outdoor plants or insects that may enter the home. However, Beetles can be troublesome and a headache to deal with.
In more chill, wet weather, they can invade the home in search of food and shelter. Also, they can likely swarm and cluster outside of the house in warmer, dry weather.
Beetles can cause damage to your garden, grass or landscape and even parts of the home if they cluster and swell. Besides, Beetles not only become a bother to deal with in your home but living with this issue can have adverse effects on your health and happiness. Have GET’M Termite and Pest Control handle all your beetle extermination needs today!
WHAT ARE BEETLES?
Beetles are a part of the Coleoptera, which is recognized to be the largest group of insects. Beetles can be found anywhere and everywhere, as they are the most common type of insect. However, they are commonly confused with cockroaches due to their comparable size and color.
HOW CAN I IDENTIFY A BEETLE?
There are a vast array of colors, shapes, and sizes amongst this species. Adult Beetles can be identified by the look and feel of their wings and wing covers. Taking into consideration that all winged insects have two sets of wings. Beetles are set apart from those insects finding their outer set of wings are hard and thick, serving as a protective shield covering their flying wings as they are incredibly fragile.
These insects also have chewing mouthparts and well-developed antennas.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Beetles?
First, we must take into consideration there are more than 25,000 Beetle species found in North America alone.
The most common type found around a home belongs to one of the three primary groups of Beetles such as:
- Food Product Beetles
- Wood Destroying Beetles
- Fabric Infesting Beetles
How Can A Beetle Enter My Home?
Beetles enter the house for the same reasons we do, seeking food and shelter.
Insects can enter the home through easy access entry points such as cracks in the foundation and through the open gaps and spaces that surround doors and windows.
Why Is It Important To Treat A Beetle Infestation?
Treating any bug infestation is essential to your health, happiness, and overall, your well-being. Hence, treating a Beetle infestation will help protect your home, both indoors and outdoors. Clearing homes of a Beetle infestation will protect items such as fabric & wool items, wooden furniture and flooring, and food products inside the house. Treating the outside of the house will protect your lawn and landscape.
How Can I Prevent Beetles From Entering My Home In The Future?
- Ensure all gaps and spaces surrounding doors and windows are filled or fixed.
- Fix any existing cracks in the foundation and exterior walls.
- Make sure all screens in doors and windows are sealed tight and inserted correctly.
- Seal surrounding gaps around utility lines and appliance vents.
- Keep Moisture at bay, as it can attract more insects.
- Keep kitchen organized and clean, along with cabinets and pantry.
- Keep food tightly sealed.
- Remove excess clutter both inside and outside the home.
- Routinely clean up the surrounding vicinity of the home.