Beetles can seem fairly harmless, although the larger ones can seem a little daunting, especially if they have pincers. The fact is that the majority of beetles won’t bite a human and, even those that do can’t do much more than leaving a painful blister.
But, that doesn’t mean you want them in your home! If you think you have a beetle infestation the best thing you can do is call the local exterminator to take care of the problem for you.
You may be surprised at the damage they can do.
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Wood Boring Beetles
There are several different types of beetle that bore through wood. Some do this in order to make nests, others simply enjoy the wood, in the same way, that termites do.
They will target any wood in your home. That means they can cause structural issues as they weaken the wood in your home. Of course, they can also target wooden furniture, ultimately destroying it.
The level of damage done is directly relevant to how long the infestation is in your home. The quicker you click here and get help the better.
You may have already heard of the carpet beetle. As its name suggests it feeds on carpets and other similar fabrics. The main issue is that they hide during the day and multiply very quickly. In a short space of time, you can have an army of beetles eating your carpets, curtains, and other fabrics.
Once your fabrics start to get damaged you’ll know you have an issue and speedy action is essential.
There are a variety of beetles that release a toxic stink when they think they are under attack. The stink is accompanied by a sticky substance and it is very difficult to remove from any surface. In addition, the stink has been known to trigger allergy attacks.
The best thing you can do is call the professionals. Beetles are very good at hiding and if you miss one of them the problem will start all over again. The professionals know how to eliminate all the beetles, verify they’re gone, and even help to ensure new ones don’t arrive. You’ll usually have a warranty for their work, giving you peace of mind.
Don’t forget that while most beetles don’t carry disease, they can pick up a variety of bacteria from the surfaces they walk over and then leave this bacteria in your house.
Of course, if you prefer to try and eliminate the beetles yourself first then you can try the following:
- Vacuum Regularly
- Clean all surfaces with disinfectant
- Use vinegar to wash areas where beetles have been spotted
- Add boric acid to your carpets to kill the beetles
- Indoor insecticides– but follow the instructions carefully
In most cases, you’ll get better results simply by calling the professionals. They can guarantee the results and allow you to focus on keeping the beetles out in the future.