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What Are Beetles?
You might be able to look at the beetle and see its wings, legs, and head, but did you know that it also has bad vision? Did you know that these critters are considered by many to be both useful and nuisance pests? These are just a few of the exciting things that you can learn about beetles. With thousands of different species, varying in size and color, spread across the United States, there are tons of things that one could learn about the common beetle. People are still uncovering useful information about this insect daily. While this might be the case, there are only a few particular beetles you’ll have to concern yourself with around Dayton. These would be the Ground Beetles, the Powder Post Beetles, and the Longhorn Beetles.
Why Do People Have Beetles?
Beetles just like any other insect in the animal kingdom are going to find their way onto your property looking for shelter, food, or water. For the beetle, it will probably be the shelter they are seeking. This is something that usually comes in the form of leaf piles, rotting wood, old lumber, and firewood piles. They are commonly drawn to bright lights around doors and windows so this is just something to keep in mind.
Are Beetles Consider Dangerous?
Beetles are nothing more than a nuisance pest, but that does mean you’ll want to let them linger around the property. The reason they are considered a nuisance is because of their propensity to invade the home. That being said, several species can do immense amounts of damage to wood and wood structures. The Powder Post Beetle is one of these species.
How Do I Get Rid Of Beetles?
Given their ability to do immense amounts of damage to wood and wood structures, you likely already see the importance of getting rid of these creatures. Not only do you need to make sure you fully eradicated them, but you need to get rid of them as soon as you can. That being said, this is a much more difficult task than most imagine. It’s usually a task that’s best left to pest management professionals. It’s something we’d be more than glad to help you with.
Can I Get Rid Of Beetles On My Own?
As a pest management professional, we’ll tell you that you are more than welcome to try eliminating beetles on your own. Is it something we would recommend? No, and this is because this is a process that usually requires chemicals and pesticides. While most of these products can be dangerous, the over-the-counter versions don’t contain all the necessary ingredients. The ones that we use contain even more powerful and harmful ingredients that can easily eliminate pests. This is why most over-the-counter treatments require multiple applications and just are never fully successful.
When Can You Get Here?
Although beetles are not a threat, certain species in Dayton can do immense amounts of damage to wood. In addition to this, no one just wants to let these things linger around the home or property. They might not spread disease, but the thought of them can be enough to turn some people’s stomachs. Regardless, you’ll want to get rid of these creatures as soon as you can. This is something we understand. Upon giving us a call, we can have someone out at the property within 24 to 48 hours. We do, however, have emergency specialists standing by in the event of emergencies.
Are There Safer Alternatives?
Whether you are utilizing pesticides or chemicals, we make sure we take the time to do so in a safe manner. We know just how dangerous these chemicals can be in the wrong hands. This is why we make sure they are only utilized in capable hands. All our techs are EPA trained and certified to the best of their abilities. Along with this, we require continuing education classes and are always on our game. That being said, we do offer eco-friendly, safer solutions for those interested.
These treatments aren’t applicable in all situations, but we recommend them whenever possible. These treatments are not only safer for the environment, but they more effective. That’s right, more effective!
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
Unfortunately, we cannot give you a straight-out price for beetle treatment. And, this is because there are so many varying factors that can determine the overall cost of the job. The size of the property, the size of the infestation, and the location of the infestation. These are all things that can determine the overall cost plus more. What we can promise you is that we will not tack on hidden charges like a lot of Dayton pest management companies will. They’ll quote you a price, do the job, and then leave you holding a bill twice as much as they quoted.
This is not something we’ll do. What we will do is work with you and give you the best rates possible.