They are beetles so to speak. They are the largest group in any other beetle groups. Over a 1000 species live in North America. You can find them in many shapes and sizes not to mention colors. Their size is from 2mm to 12mm in length. They are usually black and brown and even something in between those colors. Their scales are shiny, and they have a mouth that is at the end of a snout. This snout is at the front of the head.
What do they eat?
Their main food is plant food. They eat plants and can be very dangerous for crops and plantations. When they are in the larval stage, they will also eat plants. They can be very destructive for the agriculture. The damage can be great and expensive. So it is a great idea to use chemicals against these pests to prevent this great damage. It is maybe not healthy for people to eat these plants but when you compare to the potential damage, you should spray your crops and plants against these pests. So our advice is to call the professionals to protect your garden or plantation. It is important to start with spraying with chemicals because you will need to make sure that you are protected as soon as possible.
But some of the will upset homes and can become a household pest. Their numbers are great, and once they infest your home, you will be in a lot of trouble. They will hide in your home during winter because of the temperature, and after the winter has gone, they will get out into the wild. Some of them will invade your home when the weather is too hot, and they can’t stand the heat.
Their life cycle
It all comes down to the species. Some of the will lay eggs in the spring, and they emerge after that. Others will get into the ground during the winter months and after that will emerge as adults. Some of them who emerge during fall or summer can invade homes, so you need to be prepared for them, and you need to be on a constant lookout. Some of them will be attracted by light, and some of them are attracted by heat. There is no rule about them. The best part is that they are not dangerous to humans. They can’t give you any parasites or diseases. So from that aspect, you are safe. However, the damage they can create can give you a headache. If you want to take certain steps to stop them, you will need to check with your exterminator. They will give you the proper advice on how to save yourself from these little pests. Keep in mind that they are also very resistant to many bad environments and the only secure way to deal with them is to apply chemicals to be sure that they are gone.