Beetle Control

If you have beetles attacking your personal area or property, don’t worry! Our specialists have the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively treat your home and keep pests away in the future.


It is not unusual for people to see a roach and think it is a beetle, or vice versa. This can actually be solved quickly by analyzing the wings on the insect. Adult beetles have front wings made from a firmer product than most winged insects. They will keep their front wings folded in order to cover their back wings. Additionally, you will see a line along their back. There are multiple species of beetles that can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Life Cycle of Beetles

They have a four-stage life process; (1) egg, (2) larvae, (3) pupa, and (4) adult. The species will determine the length of its life cycle. Some will mature quickly while others can actually take a number of years to become an adult. Those that mature quickly will produce numerous generations in one year. Likewise, the accessibility of food will affect how long they require to develop.

Beetle Diet

Curious about what they prefer to eat? Plant and animal products are their typical choice. Grownups lay eggs near food that the larvae can access when it hatches. Regrettably, some species of this particular pest can be damaging. Take the carpeting beetle for example. The larvae of this beetle will happily eat natural fibers, damaging most fabrics. And the powder-post species might feed upon tough wood or bamboo, causing damage to furniture and other wood products.

Flour and grain species are generally discovered in homes and commercial buildings. If they go into specific industrial properties, they can easily harm food and other products in a short amount of time. June species are known for preferring yard roots so they can cause damage to your beautiful landscape. Your trees are at danger when elm leaf species are present. The bottom line is, no matter what kind, they are not a fun insect to have on your property.

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Benefits of Beetles

While some can cause damage, the majority are still helpful. The oriental species (ladybug) will devour little pests found on plants so if you garden, they could be helping you out. While they offer this benefit, they likewise swarm homes inside and out during summer season and fall, which can be a big disappointment for home owners. However, do not stress. They are looking for shelter for the cooler months coming, which is why they end up finding their way inside your property.

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If you’re prepared to seek relief from pests in your home then you need to call our pest specialists. We can identify the type of beetle in order to carry out the appropriate solution for treating them and clearing your home of these undesirable beetles. Just phone us at (317) 434-3140 today and get a quote, ask about our treatments, or schedule an inspection!

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