Believe it or not, there are hundreds of thousands of beetle types in existence. These insects can be round, oval, or elongated, and their colors vary greatly.
Some beetles bite people and leave painful blisters. In addition, when these bugs invade homes, they can cause a number of problems.
Some beetles enter houses looking for warmth, especially in the autumn. Others are hidden in pieces of firewood, in doorstep packages, and in other items, and people carry them indoors.
Many beetles are drawn to human foods. If they're inside your house, they'll head for your kitchen or pantry. You may then find yourself with plenty of contaminated food.
For their part, wood-boring beetles can harm furniture, support beams, and other objects. Over time, they can cause major structural damage.
An example of a wood-boring beetle is the powderpost beetle. These bugs are especially prevalent in the Southern U.S., but they menace homeowners in the North as well. In fact, during the 1800s, just about every house in New England took them in at one time or another. Powderpost beetles love to chew hardwood, and they can overrun cabinets, floors, doors, and other wooden elements of a house. They're more common in newer homes than in older residences.
Other Beetle Nightmares
Some beetles, known as carpet beetles, feast on fabric. They find dark places to hide, and they multiply at a rapid rate. And, during their mealtimes, they can destroy clothing, curtains, upholstery, and rugs. By the way, carpet beetles enter homes throughout the year, not just when the weather gets colder.
The multicolored Asian lady beetle is another problematic critter. This beetle, which agricultural experts brought to North America for pest control purposes, has an attractive appearance. Its smell, however, is another matter entirely. When it fears an attack, it shoots out a stinky substance. That gross liquid can lead to allergy attacks and stubborn surface stains.
Finally, it takes a professional to root out beetles. Tim's Pest Control, which has been in business since 1996, is a terrific place to turn when your unwanted roommates are beetles. Its specialists offer affordable and effective beetle-fighting strategies. You needn't put up with those freeloading, home-damaging bugs any longer.
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