Do You Need a Professional Beetle Exterminator in Portland?

If you garden in the Portland, Oregon, area, you know about beetles. In fact, even if you don’t garden, you can see beetles almost everywhere if you look. That should not be surprising, as there are more than 250,000 beetle species in the world, with at least 25,000 different beetles in the United States alone.

Identifying a Beetle

Beetles come in many different sizes, shapes and colors, but they all have one defining characteristic: Their front wings look like shells. These shell-like wings are hard, and beetles fold them to cover and protect the more fragile back wings. Some people mistake cockroaches for beetles, but they are a different order of insect altogether.

When Beetle Habits Become a Beetle Problem

Although plant-eating beetles can be destructive in the garden, it’s when they set up housekeeping inside your home that you really need to pay attention. Beetles that eat food such as flour, beetles that eat wood, as well as those that eat fabric can all wreak havoc in your home. They can infest your food, damage your furniture and structural elements in your wood frame house, and ruin your clothing, upholstery and draperies. To avoid this, call in the pros at All Pest Control Company in Tigard, Oregon, to help you minimize the damage at the first sign of a beetle infestation.

Common Indoor Beetles in Portland

Although there are thousands of beetle species in the Portland area, most types remain outside. Three types of beetles that commonly venture indoors in western Oregon include:

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetles: These beetles eat almost anything you offer—fabric fibers, glue, paper, dog food, flour and other grains.

Powderpost Beetle

Powderpost Beetles: These beetles will eat any kind of dried, dead or cured wood, including floors, molding, and furniture.

Pantry Beetle

Pantry Beetles: Also known as flour beetles, these beetles eat much more than flour; some types of these beetles eat chili powder and tobacco!

These common names encompass several species with the same types of feeding habits.

How the Professionals at All Pest Control Company Can Help

Our pest control specialists will identify the type of beetle and determine the best way to remove it with the least risk to you, your family and your pets. Our approach could be as simple as reviewing and implementing some Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods such as identifying any possible improvements in sanitary and moisture management. We might employ pheromone traps and lures as part of a monitoring system. Other options might involve inspecting the foundation for cracks and crevices that may harbor beetles and require spot spraying of treatment. Our objective is to always match the appropriate method with the specific infestation unique to your home.

Rid Your Home of Beetles. Call Us for a Free Estimate.

Our staff of friendly professional exterminators welcomes questions from customers and potential customers. We want you to love where you live, so give us a call at (503) 968-5950 or contact us right now. Schedule a free estimate and learn how All Pest Control Company can help you say goodbye to your unwanted visitors.