Beetles

black beetle isolated on whiteCommon New Jersey Beetles

There are many species of Beetle in New Jersey, and they come in many different shaves and sizes.  They also cause destruction in a variety of ways.  Common household beetles you may find include:

  • The Carpet Beetle: These beetles may look small and harmless, but they can do a lot of damage! Carpet beetles feed on wool carpets, fabrics, furs, wood, silk, and cotton just to name a few.  That means that they can eat furniture, clothing, linens, and even taxidermy.  If you see tiny round bugs crawling around your carpets that are black, brown, or spotted you may have a Carpet Beetle infestation.
  • The Confused Flour Beetle: This beetle is harmless to humans, but it can cause major issues for your food supply. The Confused Flour Beetle cannot eat whole grains, so it tends to feast on flour and flour byproducts.  These beetles also lay their eggs in flour and other food stuffs, so an infestation means that your food supply may be contaminated.  To protect your family and your food supply it is important to have a Confused Flour Beetle infestation dealt with by a professional.
  • The Drugstore Beetle: This beetle gets its name due to the types of products that it is known to infest. These products range from dry foods, to cigarettes and tobacco, to dry pet food, to drugs, which is how they get their name. These pests are nocturnal and can fly, making it very difficult to stop an infestation when they enter your home.  Seek professional help if you think you have an infestation.
  • The Sawtooth Grain Beetle: These beetles are also pantry pests that feed on dry foods and reproduce there as well. They reproduce and spread very quickly.  Though they do not pose a health threat to humans, they can contaminate your pantry very quickly.  If you see small, flat, brown beetles in your pantry, you may have an infestation.  Call your pest control provider for help.

If you think that your home may have a beetle infestation, it is important to call a pest control provider right away.  Permakill Exterminating Co. LLC is ready to help you with your beetle problem.  Call us today!