Types of Beetles

Beetles come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Some, like the click beetles, are long and slender. Some beetles like lady beetles and June beetles (also known as June bugs) have an oval or rounded shape. There are even beetles that resemble spiders.

Carpet Beetle

Cigarette Beetle

Drugstore Beetle

Flour Beetle

Foreign Grain Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Asian Lady Beetle

What are Beetles?

Beetles are annoying pests that can damage your plants, fabrics, and furniture. If you want to get rid of them in your house, here are some tips you can try:

- Heating: Some beetles and their larvae can be killed by high temperatures over 30°C (86°F). You can use a hair dryer, a steam cleaner, or an oven to heat up the infested areas.

- Drying: Beetles need moisture to survive, so you can reduce their numbers by lowering the humidity level in your house. You can use a dehumidifier, an air conditioner, or a fan to dry out the air.

- Freezing: Some beetles and their larvae can be killed by low temperatures below 0°C (32°F). You can put the infested items in a freezer for a few days or weeks to kill them.

- Sanitation: Beetles feed on organic matter, so you can prevent them from invading your house by keeping it clean and tidy. You can vacuum regularly, dispose of garbage properly, and store food in sealed containers.

- Chemical treatments: You can use various chemicals to kill or repel beetles, such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, neem oil, or peppermint oil. You can sprinkle or spray these substances on the affected areas or make your own traps with them.

- Insecticides: You can use commercial insecticides to kill beetles, but be careful to follow the instructions and safety precautions. You can choose from different types of insecticides, such as pyrethrin, permethrin, or carbaryl. You can apply them as sprays, dusts, or baits.

- Gas: You can use toxic gas to fumigate your house and kill all the beetles and other pests. This is a drastic and expensive method that requires professional assistance and vacating your house for several days. You should only use this method as a last resort.

These are some of the ways you can get rid of beetles in your house. Depending on the type and severity of your infestation, you may need to use more than one method or repeat them until you see results. Good luck!

How To Get Rid Of Beetles?