Different Types of Beetles

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Beetles are typically not a bug that crosses someone’s mind as commonly as an ant or termite when thinking about pests. However, once they come into your home, they are not easily forgotten. They are mainly out and ready to find their next home during the summertime. Beetles can do damage to furniture, clothes, and any packaged goods. Since there are different types, it is helpful to know which ones you are dealing with if they ever come into your home. Here are the most common ones in the metro-east area apart from the 12,000 that are identified.

Japanese Beetles

The Japanese type varies from a half to 3/4ths of an inch in its length. This type of beetle has a hard-green shell with a copper-colored wing casing found in most parts of the United States. They love fruits, plants, and flowers. Unfortunately, these beetles can be destructive when it does come to feasting on a lawn or even garden, especially during the summer when it does get warmer outside.

Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles are typically round with small wing covers exposing the end of the abdomen. This is a kind that is in constant search of manure from animals like cows. These have hornlike structures on their heads that are useful when it comes to fighting others. They also have antennae that can detect dung from the air.  

Stag Beetles

The common stag is one of the giant land beetles. The male stags are identifiable because of their jaws, resembling the antlers of a stag which is where their name comes from. Usually, they emerge during the warmer seasons when it’s their time to reproduce.

For the most part, they are the most active during the summer and are sighted first during June, and usually disappear during September. This is because most of them prefer temperatures as hot as possible and can live through those pretty warm climates.

How to Prevent Beetles in Your Home

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There are different times of preventions that you can abide by. For example, make sure that your outside doors are well-sealed to repair your torn screens and seal around vents. You can also remove excess leaves from your roof or gutters.

If you are still experiencing a beetle problem or have seen any of the beetles we have described, give IMEL Pest Control a call today!