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Beetles

 

FACTS

Beetles are insects that have two sets of wings and limited vison. Some beetles are beneficial while others can cause damage to homes and buildings. These beetles vary in sizes, shapes and colors. Common beetles that may enter our structures are ground beetles, fungus beetles, plaster beetles and powderpost beetles.

 

Can beetles harm me?

Beetles do not sting and have not been known to cause any human disease. Some beetles have very large mandibles that are able to pinch and puncture skin. They are considered to be a nuisance pest.

Do beetles cause damage?

Many species of beetles, like the powder post beetle, can cause severe damage to wooden structures or products made of wood. Most beetles are occasional invaders and are considered to be a nuisance pest.

What can I do?

As a home owner, you can vacuum ground beetles and remove them as they appear and make sure your home or business is properly pest proofed. If you are dealing with the plaster and fungus beetle, keeping your windows shut will help because these beetles are small enough to enter most screens. If you are dealing with powderpost beetles, it is best to call Terminator Pest control. Powderpost beetles are known to cause severe structural damage!

Why contact Terminator Pest Control?

The best prevention from these beetles is to have your home treated by Terminator Pest Control throughout the summer months. This will create a barrier on the structure and reduce insects from entering your home or business. If you are dealing with powderpost beetles, you will need Terminator Pest Control to come out and provide a thorough inspection. We will then develop a specific treatment plan to control and prevent powderpost beetle infestations. We will also make recommendations on what you can do to prevent further infestations.

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