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Professional Beetle Pest Control Denver Colorado
The beetle is a small insect of the Tshekardocoleidae family. Tshekardocoleidae members have antennas that are divided into segments. The beetle species date back to the Lower Permian Period. Scientists identified the oldest “fossil insect” as a Coleopteran beetle.
Beetles come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. These insects just happen to be some of the most unique and beautiful living creatures in the world. Their shell-like wings are blanketed with vibrant blues, greens, reds, copper, gold, and yellow colors. Some of the species are striped, multi-colored, and polka-dotted.
Why Is My Garage Infested With Beetles?
It is obvious, beetles are nuisance pests. They know no end to victimizing humans, animals, and other insects. Small openings, referred to as exterior-to-interior access points are utilized by beetles to infiltrate buildings. Beetle access points are generally cracks and crevices between the bottom of the entrance door to the top of the threshold, gaps in vent seals, and crevices in damaged foundations.
Beetles are known to feed on food crumbs, household waste, plants, and decaying organic matter. Beetle infiltration of non-perishables stored in pantries and on countertops has been linked to foodborne illnesses, such as salmonella and E. coli.
What Is The Best Pest Control Beetle Strategy?
Beetles colonize in their natural habitat to survive the harsh winter season. As the winter season nears, beetles begin to prepare by infiltrating buildings. Successful infiltration means the insects do not have to spend the winter exposed to frigid cold temperatures, snow, icy rains, and wind gusts. The remainder of the colony spends the season hiding behind loose tree bark and in shrubs and cracks in brick, vinyl, and wood siding. Spending the winter indoors is a lot more desirable than months of winter element exposure.
Beetle infestation can involve hundreds, if not thousands of insects. In some cases, an infestation of beetles can involve various species, such as the ladybug, harpalus, and Japanese beetle. Our professional pest control targets all species of beetle.
Do You Suggest Trying Over-The-Counter Pesticides Before Calling In The Experts?
It is not always a bad idea to try pesticides from a local big-box or home & garden store. However, you are working on a limited time frame because beetles are continuously reproducing. Adult female beetles produce between 10 and 100 eggs every few weeks. With this in mind, a home infestation can involve dozens or hundreds of adult female beetles, depending on severity. When you consider a dozen females laying 100 eggs every two to three weeks, your home could become overrun with beetles in a few months.
Over-the-counter pesticides are low potency formulas that will have minimal impact on a moderate to severe beetle infestation. With little time to waste, it will be in your best interest to skip directly to professional pest control.
Beetle Inspection Appointment Day – How Do I Prepare?
You can prepare by de-cluttering your home, making way for the exterminator and inspection equipment. There is no need to vacate your home before the beetle inspection is initiated. A licensed exterminator or certified technician will carefully inspect the entirety of the impacted home. Beetles are drawn to dark, damp areas that provide them the most discretion. It is not unusual to find these insects hiding in basements, crawlspaces, bathrooms, and underneath sinks.
Are Beetle Insecticides Dangerous?
Chemical-based insecticides pose human health and environmental risks when they are mishandled. Our exterminators and technicians undergo annual pesticide safety courses. Our goal is to protect our clients and their family, pets, and assets from unnecessary chemical pesticide exposure.
Our pest control product line consists of brands approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is responsible for pesticide oversight in the United States.
How Do I Protect My Denver Home From A Repeat Beetle Infiltration?
With a doable, realistic, and effective beetle management strategy. Devising such a plan will not be easy for victims with minimal pest control experience. We can help you devise a prevention strategy that will safeguard your home from future beetle infestation.
Repairing and upgrading your home’s weak pest barriers – structural components designed to keep out environmental elements and insect intruders. Seal all beetle exterior-to-interior access points with silicone, caulk, or foam insulation. Larger openings will need a more drastic approach, such as custom wood or metal sheeting.