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Professional Beetle Pest Control Atlanta Georgia
The beetle “Cotinis mutabilis” is a member of the Scarabaeidae family. The beetle species is just one of approximately 30,000 members of the Scarabaeidae family. The beetle species come in various sizes and colors – multi-colored, red, purple, pink, blue, green, and copper. Beetles are believed to have poor hearing. To make up for the hearing loss, beetles rely on their antennas for touch, sense humidity, speed, and temperature, the direction of the wind, and scent.
Why Are Beetles Infiltrating My Atlanta Home?
Beetles meet the criteria to be classified as a “pantry pest,” a group of insect species that infiltrate homes in search of food stored in pantries. Beetles have “elytra” wings, two in the front and two in the rear only utilized for flying. The wings are covered with thin shell-like material to add a layer of protection when landing, taking off, and evading capture.
Small cracks, holes, and crevices in frames around doors and windows, vents in crawlspaces, heat pump ductwork connections, and other entrance thresholds.
What Is The Best Way To Eradicate A Beetle Colony?
Beetles colonize in the overwintering state to protect the species from extinction due to months of exposure to the winter elements. To avoid element exposure throughout the winter in the overwintering state, infiltration of residential and commercial establishments are a must. Spending the winter season indoors protects beetles from frigid temperatures, icy winds, snow, and sleet. Three months of harsh weather exposure increases the risk of illness or death of beetles.
When beetles colonize, the pest control strategy must be adjusted accordingly. Beetle infiltration is bad enough, but a beetle infestation is the worst. To wipe out a full colony of beetles, we highly recommend professional extermination. Our professional beetle management combines adhesive traps with visual inspections and an industrial-strength pesticide – chemical-based or environmental-friendly.
Can A Beetle Colony Be Fully Exterminated With Over-The-Counter Pesticides?
No, over-the-counter pesticides are low potency formulas only capable of exterminating a few handfuls of beetles with each treatment. Just imagine, you are dealing with an infestation, involving hundreds or thousands of beetles. It is recommended to skip the DIY pest control route altogether. Professional beetle management is suitable for all severity – mile, moderate, and severe – of infestation.
DIY pesticides are generally utilized to combat minor beetle problems immediately following home infiltration. If your goal is to achieve 100 percent eradication of a beetle colony, we highly recommend professional industrial-strength pesticides.
Will My Children Be Exposed To Harmful Chemicals During The Initial Treatment?
No, our professional beetle management protocol prohibits the treatment of chemical-based pesticides in buildings occupied by adults, children, seniors, and pets. The exterminator will explain the process during the consultation to avoid all potential surprises. Our goal is to protect our clients and their families and pets from unnecessary exposure to chemical pest control products.
Chemicals utilized in pest control products have been shown to harm the environment and make humans sick due to long-term exposure. We are firm believers in pesticide safety. In fact, we apply it in every way possible. If you would like to know more, you can reach out to our Atlanta-based extermination team.
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