Beetles Identification & Information
Pine BeetlePine beetles attack the heart of lodgepole pines and other pine trees that may be distressed. Attacking beetles carry with them the spores of blue-staining fungi on their bodies and in a special structure on their heads. As the fungi develop and spread throughout the sapwood, they interrupt the flow of water to the crown. The fungi also reduce the tree's flow of pitch, thus aiding the beetles in overcoming the tree. The combined action of both beetles and fungi causes the tree to die and the needles to discolor.
Powder Post BeetlesDamage is done by the larvae as they create narrow, meandering tunnels in wood as they feed. Infestations are discovered after noticing small, round "shot holes" in the wood surface.
Cigarette & Drug Store BeetleColor: yellowish- to reddish-brown, oval-shaped Size: a tiny 1/10-inch long Feeding & Habits: feed on many drugs in the pharmacy, such as laxative teas and even strychnine. They also infest almonds, peanuts, paprika, red pepper, alfalfa meal, cornmeal, flour, milo, wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, dry dog and cat food, bread, birdseed, beans, coffee beans, fish meal, spaghetti, instant chocolate, powdered milk, books, manuscripts, dried flowers, certain fillers and fabric coverings of furniture, leather, museum specimens, and other foodstuffs. Additional Information: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2083.html,
Flour BeetleColor: flat, shiny, reddish-brown to black Size: 1/8-inch long Feeding & Habits: found in barley, breakfast cereals, corn, cornmeal, crackers, flour, millet, oats, rice, rye, wheat and wheat bran, nutmeats, dried fruits, legume seeds, beans, milk chocolate, cottonseed, peas, powdered milk, sunflower seeds, vetch seeds, spices, herbarium and museum specimens. Additional Information: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2087.html, http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05501.html.
Beetles Mitigiation Services
Most problems can be remedied with physical changes in the environment and no harmful materials. Don't hesitate to call to protect your investments from these problems. If addressed early little damage will be done to most structures. If ignored serious structural damage and safety concerns can arise.