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Beetle Removal and Beetle Pest Control

Every critter has their own story.

The secret of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a proven, cost-effective strategy to combat pest problems without unnecessary pesticide use, is to understand the life-cycle of the pest that is pestering.

Beetle on a leaf.
What do beetles look like and why are they concerning?

Beetles are frequently confused with cockroaches due to their similar size and color. Adult Beetles can be identified by the look and feel of their wings and wing covers. They have an outer set of wings which are hard and thick to protect their extremely fragile flying wings.

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They also have chewing mouthparts and well-developed antennae. There are more than 25,000 Beetle species found in North America alone, but the most common types found around homes and businesses belong to one of the three basic groups, which are food product beetles, wood destroying beetles, and fabric infesting beetles. Outside, Beetles can cause damage to your garden, grass, or landscape. Inside, they can infest food products and damage any items made of fabric, wool, and wood.

Iridescent beetle on a leaf.
Where do beetles live?

Beetles remain close to their source of food, so the species of the beetle and what they feed on will dictate where they live in a home or business. For instance, beetles that feed on plants will live near potted plants or floral arrangements, while beetles that feed on fibrous materials will live in or near things like clothing or upholstered furniture.

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Beetles are able to live in a variety of places, like rugs and carpets, pantries, small cracks and crevices, and behind baseboards. However, they tend to gravitate towards areas that are not often used by humans. Some such places include basements, attics, crawl spaces, and cabinets.

Beetle on a white surface.
Why do I have a beetle problem?

Beetles enter buildings seeking food and shelter. During the colder months, they need a place to live that will protect them from the weather, which most buildings provide. In terms of food, different types of beetles are attracted to different food sources.

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Some are attracted to stored foods, such as grains, while others such as the carpet beetle and wood-boring beetles are attracted to natural fibers and fabric or wood. They can enter homes and businesses in a variety of ways. Some entry points include cracks in the foundation and any gaps around doors and windows. They may also enter by hiding in things like delivered packages, used or outdoor furniture, potted plants or floral arrangements, and firewood.

Beetle on a white surface.
When are beetles active?

Beetles may swarm and cluster outside of homes and businesses in warmer, dry weather. In colder, wet weather, they tend to invade buildings in search of food and shelter. Some beetle types will die out in cold weather, and some will enter diapause, which is similar to hibernation.

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Other types, however, will adapt to an indoor living environment for the duration of the colder months. These types are the reason homes and businesses may see an influx of beetle infestations during cold weather.

Red beetle on a rock.
What’s the best way to prevent a beetle infestation?

An essential step in avoiding a beetle infestation is ensuring any gaps, cracks, or spaces that could lead inside are filled or fixed. This includes spaces surrounding doors and windows, cracks in the foundation and exterior walls, and gaps around utility lines and appliance vents.

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The kitchen, including the pantry and cabinets, should be kept clean and organized and food should be kept in tightly sealed containers. Moisture will attract more insects, and should be kept at bay. Excess clutter inside and outside homes and businesses should be removed, as it may provide the living conditions that beetles seek. To get rid of beetles on your property call EXCEL today and have one of our experts visit you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of beetles are commonly found in homes and gardens?

In New Jersey, homes and gardens commonly encounter various types of beetles, including carpet beetles, grain beetles, powderpost beetles, and various species of wood-boring beetles. These beetles may infest stored food products, natural fibers, fabrics, wood, and other materials commonly found in residential and garden settings. If you suspect a beetle infestation in your home or garden, contact Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control for expert assistance and effective beetle removal services.

Are beetles harmful to plants or structures?

Yes, certain beetle species can be harmful to both plants and structures. Wood-boring beetles, for example, can cause damage to wooden structures and furniture, leading to potential structural issues. Beetles that feed on plants can damage garden plants and crops, affecting their growth and overall health. If you notice signs of beetle infestation and potential harm to your plants or structures, reach out to Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control for timely intervention and beetle control measures.

How can I identify different beetle species?

Identifying different beetle species can be challenging, as there are over 25,000 species in North America alone. Each species has unique characteristics, body shapes, colors, and behaviors. Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control's experienced team of professionals can accurately identify the beetle species present in your home or garden. Our expertise allows us to tailor effective control methods based on the specific beetle species, ensuring successful beetle removal and prevention.

What methods do you use to eliminate beetle infestations?

At Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control, we utilize Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to combat beetle infestations effectively. IPM is a proven, cost-effective strategy that involves understanding the life cycle and behavior of the target pest. Depending on the beetle species and the extent of the infestation, we may employ a combination of chemical treatments, physical exclusion, habitat modification, and environmentally friendly approaches to remove and control beetles. Our comprehensive beetle pest control services aim to protect your property and ensure long-term relief from infestations.

Do you offer preventive beetle control measures?

Yes, prevention is a crucial aspect of our pest control services. After successfully eliminating beetles from your property, Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control offers preventive measures to reduce the risk of future infestations. Our team will work with you to identify and address potential entry points and conducive conditions that attract beetles. By implementing preventive strategies, we can help safeguard your home or garden from future beetle problems.

Are your beetle control treatments safe for pets and wildlife?

At Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control, we prioritize the safety of your family, pets, and the environment. Our beetle control treatments are carefully selected and applied to minimize potential harm to non-target organisms like pets and wildlife. Our certified technicians follow industry best practices to ensure the safe and responsible use of pest control products, giving you peace of mind while we handle your beetle infestation.

Can you help with large-scale beetle infestations in gardens or lawns?

Yes, we are equipped to handle large-scale beetle infestations in gardens or lawns. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to assess the severity of the infestation and implement appropriate control measures. Whether the infestation affects individual plants or the entire garden, Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control can tailor a comprehensive beetle removal and management plan to restore the health and beauty of your outdoor spaces.

How quickly can beetles cause damage to plants or stored food?

The rate at which beetles cause damage to plants or stored food can vary depending on the beetle species, environmental conditions, and the size of the infestation. Some beetles, like wood-boring beetles, can slowly damage wooden structures over an extended period. On the other hand, plant-feeding beetles can cause significant damage to garden plants and crops within a short period, affecting their growth and overall health. It is essential to address beetle infestations promptly to minimize the potential damage they can cause. Contact Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control at the first signs of infestation for quick and effective beetle control solutions.

What should I do if I find beetle larvae in my home?

If you discover beetle larvae in your home, it is essential not to ignore the issue. Beetle larvae can indicate an infestation, and they may be causing damage to stored food, fabrics, or other materials in your home. Identifying the specific beetle species and their life cycle stage is crucial for effective control. Contact Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control to inspect your property, identify the larvae, and implement the appropriate beetle removal measures to prevent further damage and ensure a beetle-free environment.

How do I prevent beetles from returning after treatment?

To prevent beetles from returning after treatment, Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control recommends implementing preventive measures to create an inhospitable environment for beetles. Our experts will work with you to identify and seal potential entry points, eliminate food sources that attract beetles, and reduce conditions that promote infestations. Regular inspections and ongoing monitoring can also help detect any early signs of beetle activity and allow for timely intervention. By following our preventive recommendations, you can minimize the risk of future beetle infestations and maintain a pest-free home or garden. Contact Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control for expert advice and long-term beetle control solutions.

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