Latest Beetles Articles



Fumigate

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If you find insects in valuables, here's an easy way to fumigate without harming the items. Usually, fumigation requires a professional, but using certain products and a plastic bag will work.



Coleoptera

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Did you know that coleoptera have been on this earth for about 265 million years? If the name coleoptera means nothing to you, maybe you know them better by their common name: beetles. Beetles make up the largest order of insects, totaling over 350,000 different species.



Longhorn Beetle

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There is an insect called the longhorn beetle, but it has nothing to do with cattle or steak restaurants. Check out this article to find out if longhorn beetles pose a threat to the trees in your backyard.



Flour Beetle

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The flour beetle will not bite or sting people, but it does millions of dollars in damages to our food supplies every year.



Weevil

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There are about 40,000 different species of weevils and beetles throughout the world. Weevils may possibly make up one the world's largest family of animals.





Egyptian Scarab Beetles

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Fossils of scarab beetles have been dated back 40 million years. These bugs were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians because they represented new life. Images of Egyptian scarab beetles were engraved in hieroglyphics and carved into many amulets and jewelry that the Egyptians wore.



Dermestid Beetles

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Dermestid beetles can do great damage to woolens and furs and can be a costly pest to have around, but if you can invest some time and work, they can be effectively controlled.



Goliath Beetles

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Goliath beetles are one of the heaviest insects in the world. They can only be found in Africa because they enjoy warm climates. Goliath beetles particularly like the rainforests of Africa because of abundant food sources.



Insect Invasion

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Sometimes there is little we can do to avoid an insect invasion, especially when a structure happens to be directly in the way of a migratory flight path. Batten down the hatches and grit your teeth until it passes over. Trying to exclude migratory insects can be maddening.



Asian Longhorn Beetle

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The Asian Longhorn Beetle has quickly become a significant threat to our commercial forests and city treescapes. It will require a worldwide effort of nations to keep these insects from devastating our woodlands.





Scarab Beetle

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There are more than 800,000 species of insects on earth, more than all the other plants and animals combined. Out of this large number of insects, nearly half are beetles and of those, about 30,000 are scarab beetles.



Rhinoceros Beetle

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A rhinoceros beetle is a type of scarab beetle. Its horn differentiates it from other beetles. Don't worry when handling it, though! The rhino beetle is relatively harmless to humans.



Ground Beetles

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Ground beetles are not harmful to humans. In fact, ground beetles actually help keep your garden looking beautiful by eating harmful insects.



Powder Post Beetle

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The Powder Post beetle is the most damaging insect homes experience, second only to termites. The wood boring powder post beetle doesn't do as much long-term damage as termites, but infestations can be very difficult to treat.



Stag Beetle

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Stag beetles are relatively harmless and are easy to handle. The stag beetle's gigantic jaws are their most distinguishing characteristic.



Bombardier Beetles

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The Bombardier beetle may pose a threat to your backyard. But be careful when handling them! The Bombardier beetle emits a boiling-hot spray that could easily burn skin!



Firewood Storage

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Improper firewood storage can provide a home to unwanted insect pests that suddenly make their presense known when you bring the firewood inside. Learn what you can do to avoid this experience.



Japanese Beetle Control

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Japanese beetle control is easier said than done. The invading adult Japanese beetle can do serious damage to garden vegetables and flowers. There seem to be as many opinions on how to control them as there are beetles.



Carpet Beetle

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Carpet beetle not only eat carpet but they eat wool, leather, silk, felt, and any other animal based organic material that appeals. Even entomologists hate carpet beetle because they also eat preserved insect collections.



Dung Beetle

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The Dung beetle may seem gross, but dung beetles play a very important part in ecology. The world might be a lot more disgusting if dung beetles didn't do what they do.



Bark Beetles

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Bark beetles are difficult to manage with pesticide treatments. Good cultural practices such as pruning and timely watering seem to offer the best methods of control of bark beetles.



Boxelder Bugs

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Fast growing populations of boxelder bugs make control very difficult. As Boxelder bugs migrate from trees they often find houses in their migratory path, making the house likely spots to over-winter.



Japanese Beetles

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Japanese beetles are beautiful metallic green and copper colored insects. They feed on about 300 species of plants devouring leaves and flowers, leaving only the veins so that the foliage looks like lace. Adult Japanese beetles attack vines and trees, but also tree fruits, row crops and many other plants.



Box Elder Bugs

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Box elder bugs are common pests found in most U.S. states. Their narrow red v-shaped lines on their backs make them easy to ID. They do very little damage to the trees they attack, but they can become a nuisance at certain times during the year. They prefer to enter structures along the south and west wall exposures, finding shelter in protected places like under windows and doors, cracks in walls and under eaves.













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