Pennsylvania Beetle Control
Beetles are a group of varied species that can be more than a nuance for homeowners and business owners in Pennsylvania. Like termites, beetles can damage wooden structures and other wood construction, such as furniture. Some species even emanate bad odors that could become bothersome to your family or customers in your Pennsylvania home or business. To protect your PA 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 incredibly varied order of insects that include weevils and ladybugs, among many more. The species includes hundreds of thousands of beetle types. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains these bugs have a variety of distinguishing traits like particular mouthparts, special coloration, and unique shapes. In Pennsylvania, there are more than 100 species of beetles. These include flower beetles, ladybugs, and stink bugs, to name just a few.
How to Identify Beetles
Shell-like exteriors are perhaps the most known feature of beetles. Beetles are very much like other bugs with a head, abdomen, and thorax. What may be unique is their sharp mouthparts that they need to tear apart food, like plant matter or even other insects explains Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig. Besides a few common traits among the thousands of species, beetles come in just about every color and shape, as well as a huge breadth of sizes, from .0.325 mm to nearly 7 inches long.
What Problems Can Beetles Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
Some beetles are harmless or even beneficial. The Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest explain ladybugs, for example, eat destructive pests like aphids and mealybugs, which can destroy Pennsylvania crops, plants, and flowers. Ground beetles are also helpful, preying on pests like cutworms, snails, and slugs. However, some beetles such as the emerald ash borer are hazardous to trees and crops in Pennsylvania. Powderpost beetles can damage wooden structures or construction, such as home or business foundations, furniture, or garden arbors. Still, other beetles, like blister beetles, can excrete a blistering agent that causes skin irritation and blisters, explain the local PA exterminators at Viking Pest.
When Are Beetles Active in Pennsylvania?
As explained by the Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest the majority of beetles species found in Pennsylvania are most active in the warmer spring and summer months. Beetles spend the winter dormant, as larvae or nymphs. Some kinds of adult beetles can also survive the cold winters while in hibernation.
How to Prevent Beetles in Pennsylvania
Beetle control in Pennsylvania is first and foremost a matter of prevention. The PA pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend making sure all indoor and outdoor trash can have tightly sealed covers, keeping food preparation surfaces clean, and storing food properly in sealed bags or other containers. Another way to keep beetles from infesting your PA home or business is to seal up possible points of entry, like utility pipes, doors, windows, and holes around foundations. If you’ve taken all these steps and still have issues with beetles in or around your Pennsylvania business or home, call the pest control experts at Viking Pest. Our PA exterminators are trained to control these pests and know the best ways to get rid of beetles in Pennsylvania. We will also know what species is infesting your home or business, which will tell us what extermination method is most effective.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Beetles in Pennsylvania
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent beetles from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!