New Jersey Beetle Control
Beetles are a vast and diverse species that are part of the Coleoptera order, which also includes weevils. Many beetle species can cause damage to wood structures and other household items, such as furniture and clothing. Beetles can quickly become a nuisance in your New Jersey home or business if not controlled right away. To protect your NJ 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?
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains beetles are the largest order of insects that consist of nearly 350,000 different species, while more and more are being discovered all the time. These pests are highly varied, with individual traits such as horns, specialized mouths, distinctive colors, and numerous behavioral differences. Beetles can be found throughout New Jersey, which is home to 131 species.
How to Identify Beetles
You’ll recognize beetles by their exteriors, which are a pair of hardened, nonfunctional wings. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains almost all beetles also have sharp mandibles suitable for tearing apart food such as plant matter and other insects. Besides a few common traits, beetles come in a huge variety of shapes and colors, as well as an impressive array of sizes, from almost invisible to bigger than a human hand.
What Problems Can Beetles Cause for New Jersey Home and Business Owners?
Some beetles, like ladybugs and ground beetles, can be quite beneficial in New Jersey, as they eat crop-destroying insects like aphids, mealybugs, snails, slugs, and cutworms. Other species are potentially damaging to crops and trees, such as the emerald ash borer, which was discovered in New Jersey in 2014. New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest explain some beetles damage property, such as powderpost beetles, which are often mistaken for termites because they eat wood and can damage foundations in homes and businesses. Carpet beetles eat carpet, as well as other fabric. Many other beetle species are hazardous to human health —mainly through food contamination and walking on food preparation surfaces, which is how they can transfer contaminates from dung and other infected material.
When Are Beetles Active in New Jersey?
Local NJ exterminators at Viking Pest explain spring and summer are the preferred seasons in New Jersey for the vast majority of beetles to be active in or around your business or home. Most species overwinter as larvae or nymphs, and some types of adult beetles hibernate to survive the winter.
How to Control Beetles in New Jersey
Prevention is the first step for controlling beetles in New Jersey. New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend making sure there are no attractive food sources for beetles to find, including open garbage cans, leftover or discarded food, or unsealed containers. Keep beetles out or your office building or house by sealing holes or cracks around pipes, doors, and windows. Since beetles are so diverse, it’s wise to hire a professional extermination expert like Viking Pest Control to figure out what kind of beetle is causing problems in your New Jersey home or business. From there, we can determine the best way to get rid of beetles using an effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Beetles in New Jersey
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent beetles from invading your home or business in New Jersey. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!