Beetles

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What Is A Beetle?

You’ve likely heard the term beetle before. You’ve likely probably even seen some species of the beetle. Maybe you saw them in your home, maybe it was in nature, or maybe it was at a neighbor’s home. Whatever the situation, beetles are everywhere these days. This makes understanding everything you possibly can about them all the more important. So, what do you need to know about the beetle? To start, these critters have two sets of wings, bad vision, and by many are considered productive members of the animal society. Why?

It is because they feed on other insects. Along with this, there are thousands and thousands of species of these critters that vary in size, color, and shape. Despite this, there are only several distinct species that you will deal with in your area. These would be the ground beetle, the powder post beetle, and the longhorn beetle. They are also commonly found in Cleveland, Detroit, Troy, and Columbus.

Why Do People Have Beetles?

Why are beetles everywhere these days? While the beetle population has grown, there are only some certain specific characteristics that draw them to an area. These critters oftentimes invade properties when they provide access to leaf piles, rotting wood, old lumber, and firewood piles. They are also attracted to bright light that often seeps in around doors and windows.

Are Beetles Dangerous?

Beetles are no doubt intimidating and terrifying creatures. You can look at them and their looks will almost be enough to turn your stomach. Some people become so mentally enamored with the species that they find themselves unable to sleep in the home again. Some people lose sleep for a few nights and some people are bothered in the slightest. Whatever the situation, these guys are just more of a nuisance than anything. However, there are some species like the powder post beetle that can do severe amounts of damage to furniture, wood, and wooden structures.

How Do You Get Rid Of Beetles?

Beetles can be difficult to eliminate from the property. This is especially true if your property contains these inviting characteristics. You are first going to have to eliminate the lures. Does your home offer access to leaf piles, rotting wood, old lumber, or firewood? If so, this is more than likely why the critter is there. Regardless, it is best to turn to the pros when dealing with beetles. This is especially true if you are dealing with species that can be destructive to wood. You likely won’t know what you are dealing with, unless you can identify the species. This is just another area where we can help. All you have to do is give us a ring and we’ll be right there.

Can I Eliminate Beetles Myself?

You can go online and you’ll no doubt find tons of DIY solutions for beetles. You’ll likely also find tons of over-the-counter solutions. That being said, you have to keep one thing in mind. These over-the-counter chemicals aren’t effective. This is not to say they won’t kill beetles because they will and you might see some success while utilizing these products. However, it is highly unlikely that they will eliminate beetles from your property. And, this is because they don’t contain all the pertinent ingredients.

The ingredients that we utilize are illegal to the general public. These chemicals are extremely powerful, making them dangerous, especially in the wrong hands. Chemicals, regardless of their potency, can be dangerous. This is why the whole situation is just left best in the hands of the pros. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll get someone out there to assess the property and determine the best mean of approach.

How Soon Can You Get Here?

Whether dealing with beetles, bed bugs, or any creature, you’ll want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. This is something we understand and are willing to accommodate. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll have someone out there within the next 24 to 48 hours. We do, however, have emergency services available for those in need. We can get someone out to your property immediately if and when needed.

Are Your Treatments Safe?

We do utilize extremely dangerous pesticides when dealing with beetles. However, we only utilize trained and certified techs to administer these treatments. In addition to this, we do now offer some safer alternatives. We have some natural solutions available for beetle removal, but these solutions are nowhere near as effective. They aren’t applicable in every situation either. To find out if your property qualifies or not you can give our offices a call. We’ll come out and assess the property to determine the best means of attack for your specific infestation.

How Much Does Treatment Cost?

Anyone that quotes you a price for beetle removal upfront or over the phone is likely lying to you. They are probably trying to cheat you because there are so many factors that go into determining the price. There is the size of the infestation, the location of it, the type of treatment, and the time the treatment is performed. All of these things and more will go into determining the overall cost. What we can and will tell you is, we’ll be honest and fair. We’ll give you a price before work starts and when that work is done, you’ll pay that price and not a penny more. In addition to this, we offer guarantees and warranties for all our work.

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