Delaware Beetle Control and Extermination
Beetles in Delaware are an incredibly diverse set of species. Some beetles, such as powderpost beetles, can damage structures made of wood—not just homes and businesses, but other outdoor construction like pergolas and decks. Others, like carpet beetles, eat fabric in homes and businesses. To protect your Delaware home or business from beetles, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Beetles?
Beetles are an order of insects with around 350,000 species within the order. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains these pests have a variety of distinguishing traits, such as horns or specialized mouths, and a wide range of behaviors, which includes wood-boring. Delaware is home to over 130 beetle species, from acorn weevils and ladybugs to stink bugs.
How to Identify Beetles
Beetles are most readily identified by their shell exteriors. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains beetles’ front wings are hardened wing cases. Most of these pests have sharp jaws intended for tearing and eating plants and other insects in their diet. Besides these commonalities, beetles come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You’ll find beetles that range from black, brown, red, and every color in between, including orange, blue, green, and more. Size-wise, beetles can range anywhere from 0.325 mm to over 6 inches long.
What Problems Can Beetles Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Many beetles are perfectly harmless, like weevils and ladybugs. Ladybugs eat other more destructive insects like aphids and mealybugs, so they can be very beneficial to areas of Delaware. Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain other species, like the emerald ash borer, can cause serious crop and tree damage in Delaware. Powderpost beetles are often mistaken for termites; not only because they look similar, but because they eat through wood structures, causing costly damage to homes and businesses and structures on properties. Some beetles can harm humans, such as blister beetles, which irritate human skin.
When Are Beetles Active in Delaware?
Local Delaware exterminators at Viking Pest state most species of beetles are very active in the spring and summer months when temperatures are high. During the colder times of the year in Delaware, these pests survive as larvae or nymphs. Some species even go into a kind of hibernation as adult beetles in order to survive winter.
How to Prevent Beetles in Delaware
There are several steps to take for beetle prevention and control in Delaware. It starts with not providing these pests with a food source. The Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend sealing indoor and outdoor trash cans, cleaning surfaces and counters regularly (especially food preparation areas), and storing food in tightly sealed containers. Check your home or building for places beetles could enter, such as doors, windows, utility pipes, and foundation cracks. Since beetles are so diverse and there’s a lot to learn about their behavior, it’s good practice to get help from the Delaware extermination experts at Viking Pest as we’ll know what kind of beetles have infested your Delaware home or business. The pest control experts at Viking Pest will also know the best and most effective way to get rid of beetles from your Delaware business or home.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Beetles in Delaware
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent beetles from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!