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Beetle Characteristics And Behavior
The beetle species are notorious for the damage they leave behind following a crop invasion. The beetle is one insect species that leaves commercial farmers in the United States scratching their heads. The species have both pros and cons in the commercial agricultural industry. First and foremost, the beetle meets the insect classification known as “pollinator.” Pollinator insects play a major role in the US crop- and flowering plant-producing systems. Pollination is described by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the transfer of pollen from an anther to the stigma in angiosperms.”
Beetles and other insect pollinators are responsible for making the transfer. US pollinators have contributed to the production of local-grown crops – squash, almonds, kiwi, tomato, watermelon, cantaloupe, and sesame seeds – valued at $18 billion, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
On the downside, beetles notoriously damage crops while they are helping to grow other crops. Beetles have helped contribute to crop – green bean, turnip, broccoli, spinach, radish, and eggplant – damage valued at over $120 billion each year in the United States alone.
The most commonly reported sightings involve the ground, powder post, and longhorn beetles.
What Is My Home Under A Beetle Attack?
Beetles are opportunist insects, meaning they take advantage of every opportunity to get one over of their victims. The insect is drawn to decaying yard debris, firewood, lumber, tree stumps, wood décor, and fence posts. What you may not know is the beetle is drawn to bright lighting in low-light conditions.
Should I Be Concerned About My Children With A Beetle Infestation?
Beetles have not been linked to parasitic infections, viruses, and diseases in humans and animals. However, the insect species is believed to be associated with foodborne illnesses. Beetles track through contaminated materials that are carried back to an infested home’s vulnerable food sources. The family members ingest the contaminated food and immediately, the onset of symptoms appears. Beetle-related foodborne illnesses are not as common as cockroach-related foodborne illnesses in the United States.
What Is The Best Beetle Pest Control Solution?
Professional-grade pest control products and techniques have proven time and time again to be more effective than the over-the-counter alternative. We believe our professional pest management is unbeatable. In fact, we stake our name on it. An initial residential or commercial beetle inspection, followed by a customized extermination treatment, and a post-treatment visual inspection is what makes up our professional pest management strategy.
Do You Recommend DIY Pest Control For Beetle Infestations?
Consumers have two main pest control options – professional and DIY. While DIY is the more common of the two strategies, the professional option is more diverse. In fact, DIY is limited to a minor beetle problem, whereas, professional pest management supports mild to serious beetle infestations. We believe DIY is better than no response, but it will do little to nothing to curb a moderate to severe beetle infestation.
Where Is The Exterminator, Should I Wait Or Initiate The Pest Inspection?
In most cases, we dispatch the licensed exterminator to the beetle-infested home or business within 24 to 48 hours of the initial service request. If you believe a DIY visual pest inspection is in order, do not hesitate to follow through. We believe the outcome will depend on the impacted family’s involvement. We encourage full involvement throughout the pest control process, beginning with the inspection and ending with a “pest-free” status.
Is There Reason To Be Concerned About Pesticide Exposure?
Absolutely not, we take extra precautions to eliminate any lingering risks associated with pesticides. Our pest control products include both chemical-based and organic formulas, which are at your disposal. To protect our clients and their family and pets, we request a full-evacuation prior to the initial treatment. Only when the impacted home is evacuated will we move in to initiate treatment.
We take pest control safety seriously. In addition to the home evacuation, we only buy EPA-approved brands and pest-control formulas.
How Much Is Pest Control In The US?
Professional pest control prices vary across the industry. We believe our prices are fair and meet the growing demand. Please feel free to contact our local office to request a copy of our service/price list. Please allow 24 to 48 hours to receive your copy via email or snail mail.
How Should I Approach Beetle Infestation Prevention?
The best and only way to approach pest prevention is careful. We will work with you to educate your family and community to ensure everyone is aware of the ever-increasing pest infestation risks. Our exterminators will customize a pest prevention strategy specifically for your home, targeting the most crucial vulnerabilities. Our beetle control is highly recommended by our community members. It is affordable, accessible, and efficient. We offer a full array of pest control solutions, ranging from pesticides to insecticides to fumigation to steam.
There is no pest problem too big or too small for our extermination to handle.