Beetle insects invade homes throughout the year. They come inside for both food and shelter and can live indoors through adulthood as long as they're not caught and killed. When they're indoors, they can damage everything from clothes to packaged food. Eliminating these pests at the first sign of an infestation is the key to preventing damage in your home.
What Do Beetles Look Like?
Beetles have different shapes, sizes and colors and belong to three different groups: fabric-infesting, food-product and wood-destroying. Whether these pests have polka dots like Japanese beetles or are solid-colored like June bugs, they all have the same things in common. Beetles have shell-like wings, chewing mouthparts and two antennae.
How Did I Get Beetles?
Your home can attract beetles for many different reasons. Some beetles seek out stored foods like cereals and rice. Others feed on the wood around your home. They come indoors to escape the cold winter weather and will hide inside furniture, carpets, firewood and various cracks and crevices. Reducing their hiding spots will keep them from coming inside and breeding in your home.
How Can I Get Rid of Beetles?
Not every beetle infestation requires a pest management professional. You can handle Japanese beetle control on your own with the right beetle bug insecticide products. However, if you have a serious infestation, you may want to contact a pest control professional to get an idea of the severity. It's also important to correctly identify the pests before using a pesticide. Beetle identification helps you to know which pests you're treating so that you can use the right product to achieve the expected results. Otherwise, you could prolong the infestation and have a worse problem on your hands down the road.
A DIY Beetle Control Program
- Inspect their favorite hiding spots.
- Use a vacuum to suck up beetles on the spot.
- Clean up food after every meal.
- Seal pantry items in containers with lids.
- Keep closets clutter-free to avoid beetle infestations.
- Use beetle control products like sprays and traps.
If you don't take care of beetles right away, they'll breed indoors and continue to infest your home. Pedchem has a variety of pesticides to eliminate and to prevent infestations both indoors and outdoors. Whether you're dealing with Japanese beetles or root borers, you can find the most effective insecticides to treat the problem and to keep out these unwanted pests.