Beetles are one of the most common types of pests found in homes. While they may be small, they can cause huge problems if left unchecked. Here are a few of the things that you need to know about beetles and how to spot signs of an infestation.

What Are Beetles?

Beetles are one of the most diverse species on earth, with a remarkable range of shapes, sizes, and colors. They belong to the order Coleoptera, the largest group in the animal kingdom. Beetle exoskeletons provide great protection from predators, and many beetle species possess fascinating adaptations that aid in finding food or nesting sites like camouflage and mimicry. Although generally unwelcome guests, beetles are essential parts of our environment because they pollinate flowers and consume decaying matter like deadwood which helps to recycle precious nutrients back into the soil. Their sheer ubiquity makes them a powerful symbol of nature’s everlasting strength.

How to Prevent Beetles

Getting ahead of a beetle infestation before it takes hold requires proactive pest control practices. The first step is to put in place a regular schedule for prevention and inspection. Additionally, minimize access points where beetles can enter the space by caulking any crevices or cracks, removing clutter – especially wood piles near the building – and monitoring items brought into the space. Try to use preventative measures such as baited traps or insecticides with residual action if an infestation is detected. With an early start on prevention and consistent maintenance, a beetle infestation will have far less of an opportunity to take root and cause damage.

Beetle Fun Facts

Most beetles feed on other insects or plants but some species feed on animal matter like dead animals or dung. Some beetles can even fly up to 60 miles per hour! Beetles can also live for up to four years but only reproduce once during their lifetime.

Beetles may seem harmless but they can cause serious damage if left unchecked. By understanding the basics about beetles and being vigilant about spotting signs of an infestation early on, you can take steps towards preventing a major problem in your home before it escalates out of control. If you suspect you have a beetle infestation in your home, contact a professional pest control service right away for help getting rid of them quickly and safely!

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