Beetles make up the largest category of insects in the world, with over 5 million species of them. Beetles wings are covered by their hard outer shell which helps identify them easily. Beetles expose them only during flight.
Many beetles in Ohio feed on wood and can cause a lot of damage because these pests remain unseen while feeding. Some beetles lay eggs in wood and can cause a large amount of damage in a short period of time. The damage that beetles create is extensive, although exact dollar losses has not been determined.
Only beetle larvae eat wood; adult beetles do not. You may see holes in furniture or wood that is damaged by beetle larvae that have left, and you are seeing the exit holes. This is usually a sign that an infestation is near the location. Other beetles feed on plants in gardens and can cause significant damage to crops of all different types. The presence of a few beetles in an area usually means that more exist and that you should contact a pest control exterminator from our company to address the situation.
Treating for Ohio beetles requires knowledge about the particular type of species you are trying to exterminate. Certain beetles like wood eating beetles cannot be effectively treated with sprays because they are located deep within wood. The ladybug is an example of a common beetle that is advantageous to have around. They are known to keep the population of other insects in the area low so you should generally seek to avoid destroying them.
Our exterminators in Franklin, Delaware, Union, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties can help you with beetles in Ohio.
Speak to our exterminators about beetles in Ohio at 614-398-2889 or use our email form to contact us today to schedule an inspection.
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