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Last summer we had a lot of beetles on our house and now during the winter, we get a lot of them in the house on the floor. How do we get rid of them?
It all depends on what type of beetle you are dealing with. There are many types of beetles that wait out the Winter in the attic and due to the warmth of the home may stay active and find their way inside. There are other types of beetles that may be infesting a piece of furniture, or a floral arrangement that would be a continual source of activity, other beetles could be infesting the home as do termites causing structural damage.
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The beetles have gotten into my son's house. How do we get rid of them or will they eventually leave on their own? There are a lot of them.
By Janice from Murfreesboro, TN
Try this: orangeguard.com. Orange Guard is a new bug spray that's made from orange peals and is safe enough to use in the kitchen and around babies and children.
They won't leave on their own. There are also some products made with Boric Acid that the roach or beetle walks on. The Boric Acid powder then gets into their shell and dehydrates them and this kills the nasty little buggers. I'm sure you can find more details on line. (Boric Acid is a laundry additive, sold with the other laundry products at Walmart) (11/08/2009)
If the beetles are ladybugs they are harmless. They come inside in the fall. You can vacuum them up with a clean vacuum bag and release them back outside. (11/11/2009)
It depends on the beetles you are talking about. Some beetles infest pantry foods and will be there as long as the food source is there. Lady bugs (beetles) can show up in the Fall and will slow down once it stays cold, but can be a nuisance until then. There are a number of black colored beetles of different sizes show up in structures in the Fall, usually are only around a couple of weeks. (11/22/2009)
By LARRY FLUITT