Wacky Pest Wednesday: Japanese Beetles

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  Please join us today as we give you some of the craziest facts about the Japanese beetle!

When it comes to beetles, you can be sure that they are almost everywhere.  We don’t mean to alarm you, but there are so many species of beetles in the world that one out of every four animals on Earth can be called a “beetle.”  Out of the 350,000 beetle species that have been discovered, scientists believe that there are still over 3 million more that live on the planet in almost every type of climate—and we haven’t even identified the majority of them yet!

Yet, just because there are plenty of beetles around does not mean that you need to fret.  Indeed, many of the beetles out there in the world today are very beneficial for the environment and rarely pose a threat as a pest.  However, some species—such as the Japanese beetle—can be pretty annoying, so we don’t mean to say that all beetles are friendly.

In your home, you may find beetles like the Japanese beetle coming inside, especially in these colder months as they start to seek shelter from the cold.  They sure look intimidating, but they don’t bite—at worst, you may find them latching onto your clothes and your hair. If that happens, just stay calm and pull them off, then take them outside so that they’re out of your house.  Yet, if the Japanese beetle (or any beetle for that matter) keeps coming inside, it may be a sign that they have an entrance somewhere, a place where other pests can use to get inside.

At that time, it may be time to do a quick inspection of the exterior and to call in the professionals.  With their help, you can start to identify problems that can keep other pests out before they even become a problem.

So, if you find yourself dealing with a nasty beetle infestation, feel free to reach out to us today!

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