Beetles are one of the largest category of insects. There are around 25000 species of beetles. They can be identified usually looking at the wings. Beetles are considered as pests that may damage your edibles, fabrics and moreover wooden fibre and furniture. However, there are some crops which do not attract beetles such as Guar Gum Powder and other products and many times beetles are also considered as beneficial to human beings by killing and feeding on other harmful insects.
Let us further discuss about what are the various problems caused by beetles:
Powder post beetles are a specie that feed on hardwoods and bamboo. These pests attack furniture and other items made of wood. Other species like the flour beetles and the grain beetles, attack food products in homes and other places. They also damage food in production facilities and stores. Some beetles damage lawns and landscapes. Further destructing the parks or other plantations near your vicinity. Grubs, attack the roots of grass. The elm leaf beetle damages trees by eating the leaves.
How to prevent beetles from entering a property
beetles often gain access to buildings through cracks, crevices, and other small openings, repairing and sealing these potential entry points will help keep the pests from invading. Other ways to prevent a ground beetle infestation include keeping mulch away from the building foundation and either reducing the level of outdoor lighting within the immediate vicinity of the structure or using yellow light bulbs instead of bright white ones. As we all know that prevention is always better than cure, so it is with the beetles, if you deal with their habitats before their infestations you can easily deal with them. Furthermore, the yard should remain free of rocks, stones, wood, boards, leaves, and other debris under which beetles typically like to live.
Control / Removal
Smaller infestations of beetles can often be vacuumed up or captured in a container and removed. Sticky traps may also help control and manage the pests. One should not try to deal with such best by themselves. It’s always better to call a pest control agency for professional services and guaranteed service.
Because if not dealt with it properly it could damage your food products your fabrics and even your furniture.
Varnishing your furniture can also help you as Beatles cannot penetrate crack sacrifices in such surfaces.
Large infestations, on the other hand, may require the application of an appropriately labelled insecticide around the perimeter of the home. Insecticides must be handled carefully and applied in accordance to label directions for safety and in order to work effectively. A knowledgeable pest control professional can be consulted to manage an infestation while providing additional information on how to prevent ground beetles from invading in the future.
Some natural remedies for various types of beetles:
If you already have a ladybug infestation, get rid of them without having to kill them. Fill a container with some fruit scraps like apple and other pieces and peelings, and place it where you see the bugs. The fruit will attract the bugs, and you can then move them out easily.
the smell of garlic will repel beetles in your garden. A garlic head or a clove of it can be implanted above the ground in the garden to deal with these bugs.
sprinkle self-rising flour where you see the beetles, or on garden plants that they are eating. The beetles will eat the flour, but it will rise in their stomachs, causing them to die out.