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What Are Beetles?
Whether your home has been infected by beetles or not, you likely know of the critter. At the very least, you’ve heard of beetles before. You might not know that they have two sets of wings, bad vision, and can be both hurtful and harmful, but you probably know what they look like. Heck, you’ve probably seen one before, but until you’ve had them in the home, you haven’t probably cared enough to look into more information on them.
This is completely understandable, but having them in the home can be a nuisance, and understanding everything you possibly can about them will only further help your elimination efforts. While these critters can appear in different sizes, shapes, and colors, they also range in a variety of categories. You have the ground beetles, the powder post beetles, and the longhorn beetles. These are just among some of the common beetles you’ll find in your area.
Who Do People Have Beetles?
Beetles just like humans need three things to survive. These things would be shelter, food, and water. While people eat different types of food and live in different types of shelters, they all need these common things along with water. Shelter for the beetle is oftentimes leaf piles, rotting wood, old lumber, and firewood piles. In addition to this, they are attracted to light. The light that doors and windows let into the home.
Are Beetles Dangerous?
Beetles aren’t considered anything more than a nuisance. This is because they have a propensity to invade the home. This is something you likely already understand all too well if you are here reading this. That being said, beetles aren’t dangerous to humans or pets. They don’t pose any health risks, given that they don’t carry or transmit diseases. However, given their propensity for wood, there are some species of this critter that can do massive amounts of damage to your home. Anything made of wood, including furniture or structure, can be vulnerable to species like the powder post beetle.
How Do You Eliminate Beetles?
Plain and simple, beetles can be extremely difficult to eliminate once they invaded the property. This is why it’ll be best to just turn to professional pest control. Our teams have the tools, knowledge, and skills to help you eliminate these unwanted critters from the home or property. Better than that, we have the necessary things needed to help you remove the critters and keep them out of the home.
Can I Eliminate Beetles Myself From My Property?
Beetle elimination oftentimes requires pesticides. Not just the utilization of pesticides, but the utilization of pesticides in effective manners throughout multiple treatments. This makes the situation all that more troubling, but what makes the situation even worse is, a lot of the pesticides available to homeowners just aren’t as effective as the ones the pros use. And, this is because they don’t contain all the pertinent ingredients. Without these pertinent ingredients, it can be hard to eliminate these critters successfully. You might find some natural or over-the-counter pesticides that offer little success, but it is highly unlikely you’ll completely eliminate these critters from the home entirely on your own.
Are There Safe Treatments Available?
You just learned above that the elimination of beetles requires the utilization of pesticides. Pesticides that contain hazardous chemicals. There are no two ways to go about it, these treatments are unsafe. They can even be life-threatening when not utilized in the right manner. This is just another of the many reasons that it is best to opt for professional treatment. That being said, thanks to the advances in the pest management field there are now safer options available for treating beetles. Safer and more eco-friendly options.
While a lot of pest management firms have opted to shy away from these treatments, we welcome them with open arms. This is because they are usually more effective in the right situations. The only problem is they are more expensive and not viable in every situation. To learn more about the treatments and to find out whether or not they are right for you, you can give our offices a call. We’ll always have someone standing by ready, willing, and able to serve you to the fullest. We always try to offer eco-friendly or green solutions whenever possible.
Even if you choose to go with another provider, we suggest considering eco-friendly treatments because they are just plain more effective. Not only safer, but more effective!
When Will You Get Here?
After giving us a call, we can have someone out to assess the property within the following 24 to 48 hours. We stay pretty busy all year round, but we known pests can be a problem. This is why we are always willing to adapt to what our customers need. After assessing the property, we’ll provide you with a list of treatment solutions and their corresponding cost. From there, it’ll probably take another 24 to 48 hours to get someone back out to the property to perform the treatments. With all this in mind, we do also have emergency service available for when the situation calls for it.
How Much Will Beetle Treatment Cost?
Given the way pest management is today, this is a question we hear a lot. We understand that being financially frugal is important, but you cannot put a price on good pest management. Especially not when you are dealing with a creature like the beetle. These creatures are extremely terrifying under the right circumstances even though they don’t bite or carry diseases. Unfortunately, we can’t give you a price right out because there are so many different treatment solutions available and every infestation is different. What might work for someone else might not work for you. Your property might also be bigger or require different types of methods of treatment that cause the price to go up.
All in all, we can say that we will be willing to work with you. Whether you need financing or want to make payments, we have solutions for you. Of course, you’ll need good credit in some situations, but just know, we have something that fits into everyone’s budget.