Fox Pest Control provides Northern VA beetle pest control services near you. With over 350,000 species worldwide, beetles are the largest group of animals on earth. They can be very beneficial to the ecosystem, as they reduce insect populations, and are prominent decomposers. But that doesn’t mean that you want them in your home. Beetles showing up in or around your Northern VA area home can be unsettling. Local exterminators know that controlling beetles, especially before their visit becomes a full-fledged beetle infestation, is important. There are a variety of common beetles that plague Northern VA homeowners, including carpet beetles, Japanese beetles, cucumber beetles, and flea beetles. If you have a ladybug, boxelder bug, or stink bug problem, check out those pages. If you have seen clumps of beetles around your home or in your yard, call Fox Pest Control at (703) 454-8200 immediately or email us to get treatment started before your home becomes overrun. Whether you’re looking for carpet beetle exterminators near you or pest control for other beetles, the Northern VA pest control experts at Fox Pest can help.
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You might already know you have a beetle problem, but here are a few of the most common signs of a beetle infestation in Northern VA.
Keep a weather-eye out for large clumps of beetles gathered on the sides of houses, cars, or trees — usually in the fall.
Look for carpet fibers that have been eaten away.
Watch for dead, worm-like grubs in food storage containers.
Call (703) 454-8200 for a free inspection. If you call before 2:00 pm, we can often come that day!
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A certified technician will inspect your property & provide customized pest control treatment based on the inspection results.
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There are thousands of different types of beetles.
Most are harmless, but some bite, and some carry diseases.
Others can chew up your carpet, or your clothes.
Some beetles can destroy plants or crops,
and some can actually chew through wood,
causing damage to the structure of your home.
Fox Pest Control has a solution for every pest problem, including every type of beetle.
When you notice beetles in your home, call us,
and we will send a licensed and certified service pro that same day
to do a free inspection of your property.
Our knowledgeable service pro will create a customized treatment plan for you,
keeping the beetles from returning.
We'll also regularly inspect your home for any potential trouble spots.
If beetles do return, we'll treat them again for free.
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Depending on the species, some beetle larvae can eat their way through clothing. Some species will bore into wood, and others prefer stored foods like flour or grain.
Wood-destroying beetles: The damage looks like small, shallow holes drilled by a power tool.
Fabric-destroying beetles: Generally speaking, they eat fabric when they are in the larval stage. The damage they cause looks like worms have chewed through the fabric.
Carpet-destroying beetles: These beetles create similar damage to carpet material.
Food-eating beetles: These munchers eat stored grain and other foods, either during the larval stage or during the adult stage. By sifting through flour or stored grains, evidence of these beetles is easy to find. You’ll either discover worm-like larvae or fully-grown adult beetles.
Longhorned beetles and stag beetles are a couple of types that will bite, though bites are rare and don’t typically cause any damage.
If they happen to nip at you, most beetles do not cause any real harm.
However, blister beetles — true to their name — can cause painful blisters by secreting nasty chemicals from their abdomen.
There are many kinds of beetles that are considered pests:
- Powder post beetles chew their way through wood.
- Weevils eat grain and other stored foods.
- Dermestid beetles are similar to carpet beetles, which cause damage to carpets.
- As a nuisance pest, Asian Lady beetles congregate in huge numbers and invade homes.
Beetles are the most prolific species in the world. There are about 350,000 known and named species of beetles. There are more known species of beetles than mammal and plant species combined.
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Northern VA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Northern VA office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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