Beetles are the most diverse group of insects. There are numerous varieties of beetle as well as the one illustrated. Listed below are the beetle species that can commonly be found within the UK.
Keeping a home clean with fresh, natural products is one of the easiest ways of controlling pests in the home. Do not leave food or dirty dishes lying around. Clean food preparation areas thoroughly and be sure to clean under stoves, refrigerators and behind counters regularly.
Wearing gloves when working in the garden or cleaning up outside will keep the risk of spider and ant bites down. Keep shrubs, grass and weeds cut low around a house. Hosing down areas under eaves will keep spiders from nesting in these areas while sweeping in corners of walls, ceilings and bookshelves will do the same.
Many insects are attracted to moisture - make sure taps do not drip and any leaky pipes are repaired.
In order to successfully treat an infestation, the species needs to be correctly identified.
Please contact us for identification and treatment if you have any problems with beetles in the home.