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What Are Beetles?
With two sets of wings and terrible vision, the beetle can be a helpful or a hurtful insect. Most people just know it as a nuisance because that’s what it is, but did you know that it could potentially be helpful? That’s right! The beetle, a helpful insect. How? While they differ in color, range in size, and vary in species, the beetle can feed on other insects. Speaking of species, there are over thousands of them, but there are only a select few found in your area. These would be the ground beetles, the powder post beetles, and the longhorn beetles. Pretty interesting stuff, right? This is just a bit of what you are going to need to know to eliminate these critters.
Why Do I Have Beetles?
Beetles, just like every other critter on this planet, need three necessities in order to survive and thrive. These are shelter, water, and food. If you see them in or around the home, they are in need of one of these three things. Common things that these critters are attracted to are leaf piles, rotting wood, old lumber, and firewood. In addition to this, bright light around windows and doors can be a big attracting factor.
Are Beetles Dangerous?
More than anything, beetles are just considered a nuisance. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to eliminate them from the home, but at least they don’t pose you or your family any threat. That being said, you have to remember that critters are immensely attracted to wood. It is possible that they could damage wood products in your home so severely that you end up with structural damage. Structural damage that might end up resulting in physical harm. So, there is the potential for physical harm with these critters. These critters will hollow into anything wooden, including but not limited to furniture and wood structure.
How Can I Eliminate Beetles?
Beetles can be a hassle to get rid of. This is especially true once they established a residence in your home. These critters can construct and build nests that consist of thousands of members. This is why it is best to hit the problem head-on and bring in the professional as soon as you suspect your home is infested.
Can I Eliminate Beetles Myself?
Unfortunately, it will be extremely difficult to successfully eliminate beetles by one’s self. The reason for this is because the over-the-counter pesticides just aren’t as effective. They don’t contain all the necessary ingredients because the necessary ingredients are illegal for anyone without a license. Anyone buying, selling, or handling these chemicals without the provider licensing is doing so illegally. This is just something to remember.
Are There Safer Alternatives?
You just learned that it takes chemicals to eliminate beetles. While pesticides are extremely effective for eliminating beetles, they are now not the only options. Thanks to technology and advancement in the extermination industry, there are now greener and more eco-friendly options available. Options like cryonite, steam, and heat treatments. These are all things we offer to our customers. That being said, this doesn’t mean every situation qualifies for these treatments. While they might work in some situations, there are some situations where they aren’t applicable.
Regardless, we always make sure to take all the proper precautions. When dealing with pesticides and chemicals, we only use trained professionals who are adept and certified at handling these products. We take every precaution possible to ensure our customers, their property, and families are safe.
When Can You Get Here?
Thanks to our offerings and unique understanding of the pest industry, we stay extremely busy. While this is good, it sometimes puts us on strict timetables. Whatever the situation, you can guarantee that we will have someone out at your property within 24 to 48 hours after you make that initial call. We are more than willing to go above and beyond for our customers. However, we do have emergency services available for those in need. If you need someone out at the property immediately, we’ll get someone out there. These are just a few of the things that put us miles ahead of the competition. The ball is in your court now. All you have to do is make the call!