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Wood Boring Beetle Exterminators – Control – Removal

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Beetles make up the largest category of insects in the world, and they account for approximately 25% of all life forms on earth. In fact, there are more than 5 million different species of beetles!

Beetle Extermination Services

Squishing beetles when you see them isn’t the best idea – they have a tough exoskeleton that makes them hard to kill, and some will even release an unpleasant odor when frightened or crushed, like the boxelder bug. These beetles are sometimes confused with actual stink bugs.

The most effective way to fight back against beetles invading your home or business is to not let them indoors in the first place. Seal cracks around windows and doors, repair holes in window and door screens, and consider taping your windows shut – ladybugs are so good at sneaking in, they can even fit through some closed windows.

How to Identify a Beetle

Beetles are easily identified by their hard outer shell, which covers their wings. The wings they use to fly are exposed only during flight. A beetle’s body consists of three sections; a head, a thorax, and an abdomen.

Hidden Danger – Damage From Wood Boring Beetles

There are several types of beetles that feed on wood. This can cause a huge amount of damage in structures made of wood, primarily because while the wood is being eaten, the beetles remain unseen. This is true of Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borer Beetles, Bark Beetles, Citrus Long-Horned Beetles, Asian beetles, and other species. It can be difficult to know you have a wood boring beetle problem–especially if you can’t see them!

Wood Boring Beetle Extermination in Santa Fe, Taos, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Espanola, Albuquerque New Mexico and surrounding areas by New Mexico Pest Control.

Signs of Powder Post Beetle Destruction

Powder Post Beetles, amongst others, grow from eggs that are laid in the wood. You may never see a powder post beetle–only the destructive aftermath. Adult powder post beetles do not eat wood, only the beetle larvae do. When you see holes in either structural wood or in furniture, it is because the larvae have already left, and you are seeing the exit holes. If you see any indication of exit holes or small piles of sawdust, you should consider calling a professional beetle exterminator as soon as possible.

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