Oriental Beetle Identification & Prevention

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Frequently Asked Questions About Oriental Beetles

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What are oriental beetles?

Adult oriental beetles grow to about ½ an inch in length and have an oval-shaped body. They come in a variety of colors, including solid pale brown, mottled black, or mottled brown. They often have alternating light and dark line patterns on their hard-wing covers. Oriental beetles have wings and are good flyers. These beetles are also identified by their branched antennae. Their larvae (grubs) grow to about ¾ of an inch in length, are a whitish color, and are c-shaped.

Are oriental beetles dangerous?

Oriental beetles pose no significant dangers to people but can damage our property. Their grubs feed on roots and cause damage to turfgrasses and landscaping plants. As the grubs feed, they sever the roots of grasses and plants. Signs of an oriental beetle infestation include brown patches of grass and/or plants that are easily pulled from the ground.

Why do I have an oriental beetle problem?

Oriental beetles are very mobile and take advantage of outdoor spaces that provide them with suitable food sources and places to lay their eggs. Properties with a lot of gardens and grass, like yards, golf courses, and parks, are prone to oriental beetle infestations.

Where will I find oriental beetles?

Oriental beetles prefer to lay their eggs in soil that is moist. Their eggs cannot develop in extremely dry soil. Adults will feed on and cause damage to flowers like daisies, roses, and petunias. Adult oriental beetles spend the summer months feeding and breeding. Their grubs feed on the roots of grass and landscaping plants in the fall and spring seasons.

How do I get rid of oriental beetles?

The best way to eliminate oriental beetles and keep them from returning is by getting help from a professional pest control expert. The highly trained technicians at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control are dedicated to providing you with safe and effective pest control services in Elizabeth City, NC. We are a local, family-owned company that works to put customers first and keep prices affordable. If you want to get rid of pests once and for all, call Albemarle Termite & Pest Control today!

How can I prevent oriental beetles in the future?

You can avoid problems with oriental beetles by not overwatering lawns and gardens. It is also important to partner with a home pest control professional so existing infestations can be properly identified and treated. For help controlling oriental beetles on your property, reach out to Albemarle Termite & Pest Control today.

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