Beetles are a common pest in Pennsylvania. There are many types of beetles, some that do great good for your surroundings and some that do great harm. One of the greats would be considered a lady bug, otherwise known as a lady beetle. They feed on other insects that cause damage to plants, including but not limited to the crops we eat! For this reason, it is important to allow some to do their jobs. Depending on the time of the year, some beetles can be more common than others. You may even find beetles in your dry goods!
There are also other types of beetles that can cause a great deal of damage to your property. One of those beetles are known as powder post beetles. Powder post beetles lay their larva in very small holes in wood. As the larva grow, they eat the wood and tunnel through. This can take as long as two to five years! During that time, they can be weakening the structure of your home. It can be hard to identify them however active beetles can be found by locating frass they leave behind. This is why it is important to hire someone like our certified pest control specialists! Contact us for a thorough inspection.