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Several types of beetles feed on wood. This can cause a lot of damage to wood structures 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. Powder Post Beetles, amongst others, grow from eggs that are laid in the wood. Another species of beetle, the Citrus Long-Horned Beetle, was introduced into the United States as recently as 1999, and is currently without any natural enemies. Although not known as yet, the damage they will create is expected to be extensive.

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Adult 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. This could be an indication of a nearby infestation. Generally, beetles are attracted to the same type of wood from which they were born.


Some beetles, such as the common Ladybug, are actually advantageous to have around. They are known to keep down the population of other insects, so you should not attempt to destroy them or any other beneficial beetle species.


​Other beetle species feed on garden plants, such as the Colorado Potato Beetle, the Boll Weevil, the Rose Chafer, the Western Corn Rootworm, and many more. Each of these beetles can cause millions of dollars in damage to crops of many different kinds. The presence of just a few beetles usually indicates that more exist, so it is best to contact a qualified Pest Control agency. Get rid of carpet beetles quickly & permanently Our professionals are the best carpet beetle pest control service in NY. Call for your Free Inspection.

Cigarette Beetles
The cigarette beetle, cigar beetle, or tobacco beetle, is an insect very similar in appearance to the drugstore beetle and the common furniture beetle. Adult Cigarette beetles are quite small, measuring about 2 to 3 mm (about 1/8 of an inch), and are reddish brown. They have a rounded, oval shape and the head is often concealed by the pronotum (plate covering the first region of the thorax) when the beetle is viewed from above.


​Like the drugstore beetle, the cigarette beetle is another common stored product pest. In our region they are more common in the fall and winter months. As their name implies, the cigarette beetle is a pest of dried tobacco and also will feed on book bindings and stored products found in homes. A female cigarette beetle can lay up to 100 eggs on the food products from which the larvae will feed. They will feed on grains such as wheat, corn, barley and rice. Pantry pest also feed on products from grains such as flour, cereals, pasta, cornmeal, pancake mixes, cake mixes, and dry pet food.

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The Varied Carpet Beetle
The varied carpet beetle is a 3 mm-long beetle, They are a common species, often considered a pest of domestic houses and, particularly homes with carpet where the larvae may damage natural fibers and will damage carpets, furniture and clothing.


Signs Of Carpet Beetle Infestations
Fecal pellets and shed skins are the most common signs of infestation. You can also expect to see carpet beetles in both adult and larvae forms. Most adult carpet beetles are oval-shaped and only a little larger than the head of a pin. They can come in a range of colors, but most have some form of black and gray or black and brown patterns. Some varieties also have yellow or white on their backs. The larvae of the carpet beetle usually has brown bands running across the body, along with long hair-like extension toward one or both ends. Damaged Clothing, Damaged Carpet.

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


Beetles are easily identified by their hard outer shell, which covers their wings. Their wings are exposed only during flight. A beetle's body consists of three sections: a head, a thorax, and an abdomen.

Treating for beetles requires proper Beetle Extermination knowledge and knowledge the type of beetle species you are trying to eliminate. Wood eating beetles, for instance, cannot be effectively treated using sprays because they are located deep within wood. If you think you may have a beetle infestation, your local carpet beetle pest professionals will have the knowledge, resources and solution to the problem.

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