NYC Beetle Extermination:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens

Beetle exterminatorsGetting rid of pests is no easy feat, especially if what you are dealing with are insects. Their small size enables them to hide practically anywhere in the house and it may take a long time for you to get rid of them. One of the many insects that wreak havoc in people’s homes is the beetle. Beetles make up about twenty-five percent of the insect population and thus, are considered to be one of the most common household pests. These insects have a characteristic hard body that acts as a shield for their inner and softer abdomen.

The species of beetles that are commonly found in people’s houses are Japanese beetles, Carpet beetles, Asian beetles, Flea beetles and the Bark beetles. These insects, often the larvae, chew on furniture, fabric and even garden or house plants. Beetle extermination begins with learning where these insects hide. Beetles love to burrow in dirty areas, especially those covered with dust and lint. They can often be found in cracks and crevices in and around the house. They are also known to hide in dark areas such as the attic, closets, and the garage.

Once you have learned where these insects are hiding, spray the area generously with insecticide. Placing naphthalene balls in attics and closets can also help deter these pests. Some species of beetles, such as the Japanese beetle, die quickly in soapy water.

Since these pests are usually found in the garden, placing a small bucket of soapy water under leaves with obvious signs of infestation is recommended. Tap the leaves gently so the beetles fall straight into the bucket. On the other hand, if you suspect a beetle infestation in your closet, remove all of its contents and soak them in hot water. This way, you will be able to exterminate both the larva and adult beetles that are living in them.

Keeping your house clean at all times is another great way to keep these insects at bay. Vacuum your house regularly and pay extra attention to areas with known beetle infestations. It is also advisable to put your clothes in your closet as soon as possible. Beetles love to burrow in soft fabrics, and garments left lying around will definitely attract them.

The use of Milky spore is one of the most effective methods to exterminate these pests. Milky spore is a bacterium that attacks beetles causing severe infection. Just like diseases, they are highly contagious and can spread rapidly from one larva to another. The downside to this method of beetle-extermination is that it takes a long time for the Milky spore to take maximum effect. It usually takes years to fully eradicate these pests, but its effects are often long lasting. Using Milky spore can keep your house and garden beetle-free for ten years or more.

Although the aforementioned methods may seem effective, results are often not one-hundred percent guaranteed. Dealing with beetle infestations is somewhat more complex than any other insect pests, and getting rid of them can be extremely arduous. Seeking the services of professional household pest control agencies is highly recommended for a safer and more effective way to get rid of beetles.

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We provide extermination services in the following areas:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens