How to Get Rid of Beetles in Tennessee
There are a wide variety of beetles that may try to invite themselves into your Tennessee home. Discover how to rid your home of these unwanted guests with these simple but effective methods from U.S. Pest Protection.
Solutions for Getting Rid of Beetles in Your Home
Now that you’re familiar with common beetle types found in Tennessee, discover a variety of ways to remove these unpleasant invaders from your home. Unlike other pests, such as bedbugs and fleas, you can help remove beetles from your home by cleaning the areas that attract them.
Clean Your Kitchen
Beetles are often drawn to the food supplies in your home. If you’ve found beetles in your pantry or cupboards, it’s time to tidy up. There are many ways you can clean your food storage areas to get rid of beetles, including:
- Storing food in plastic, airtight containers
- Wiping excess food off of jars and containers
- Throwing away food you suspect beetles have contaminated
Move Mulch and Leaves Away from Your Home
You may discover that the cause of your home’s beetle invasion is actually located outside. Many beetles, such as black beetles, feed on piles of mulch and leaves. While this may not seem like an issue, those piles could be acting as vacancy signs for your home.
When you’re doing yard work, it’s best to rake and bag your leaves or mulch as soon as possible for disposal. If you don’t plan to take care of mulch and leaves immediately, be sure to keep the piles far away from your home.
Get Rid of Infested Furniture
Even if your home and yard are spotless, beetles could still be traveling in and out of your house through your furniture. Powderpost beetles and carpet beetles feed on wooden furniture and upholstery. If you carry a powderpost beetle or carpet beetle-infested piece of furniture into your home, they could quickly invade your other belongings.
If you’ve found powderpost or carpet beetles in your home, examine your furniture for signs of infestation, such as small holes drilled by powderpost beetles into the wood or the furry caterpillar-like carpet beetle larvae.
Not sure where to begin with identifying beetle damaged furniture? Our pest experts at U.S. Pest Protection will gladly provide you with a free inspection of potentially infested furniture.
Contact U.S. Pest Protection for a Free Beetle Inspection
While it may seem simple to get rid of beetles, it can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Let U.S. Pest Protection’s experts rid your home of these annoying invaders. Find peace of mind with our excellent service, and schedule a free inspection and estimate today.