Pest Control for Beetles & Identifying Insect Pests - Prokill
The local Prokill pest control professionals are trained in undergoing expert Free Pest Control Risk Audits for both individual and corporate clients.
Having a pest expert in an area near you technicians will give you peace of mind and the extra assurance that they are aware of the local pest potential and specific risks of the region.
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By using specific pest control methods and products they will not only identify, but also control and prevent pests such as birds, insects and rodents.
Upon identifying specific pest risks and infestations Prokill will recommend the most appropriate solutions to their control; in order to fully understand the potential damages and health hazards they can generate, you can identify specific types of pests by clicking on the pest animal and insect images below.
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Identify your Pests > Beetle
Identify and Prevent Beetles
The most common of all beetle species is the Varied Carpet Beetle, with their larvae known as 'Woolly Bears'. Due to the fact that it feeds on natural fibers and can damage carpets, furniture and clothing, this pest insect has been acknowledged as a serious pest. Although thorough cleaning and treatment are completed, this pest is quite difficult to control and remove.
The adult, which is has a shape similar to a ladybird and featuring black, yellow, white markings, lays eggs is batches of 20-100, which hatch in 2-4 weeks, dependent on conditions. The beetle’s larvae are small, brown and hairy with a group of three bunches of golden spear-headed hairs on either side of the rear segments. The hairs of the larval forms of beetle can penetrate human skin and cause irritation.
Carpet beetle’s larvae have the potential to cause severe damage to products containing keratin: animal origin fur, wool, leather, silk, even dried animal bodies. There are mentions of larval beetle infestations of plant origin food products, such as cereals and fibres,
The larva survives for approximately one year and can sustain long period of starvation. The pupa forms within the last larval skin and "overwinters" for a period between 10-30 days before emerging as the adult beetle.
Beetle: Treatment & Prevention
Beetle: Identification, Pest Control & Prevention
Isolation of their food stuffs and treatment of all possible alighting surfaces must be carried out. They are often found within bird nests feeding on feathers and excrement, spreading to central heating lagging and hot water pipe runs, airing cupboards, clothes, wardrobes, etc, making it easy to see why this pest can be somewhat difficult to control; unless this is undertaken by a trained professional.
The local Prokill pest control technicians are expertly trained to identify all types of pests. In order to assess the pest potential in your home, workplace or business, they run a FREE Pest Control Risk Audit.
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