Pest Control Charlotte County
Pest Control Charlotte County


Beetle control and identification is crucial in subtropical climate. Port Charlotte and Southwest Florida have a lot of soft and hardwoods for these guy to infest and the last thing you need is to have these eating your home or business. Many times they are overlooked or not properly identified. Most people don’t think about these pests, it is generally the termite that steals the spotlight. Here at Bug Off Pest we focus our efforts and consider all options when identifying pests in your structure. Beetles not only infest wood, they can also be found in Food/Dry-Goods, in the form of pantry pests.

Wood Destroying Beetles

Aobiid/Powderpost Beetles Damage

They are elongate-oval and have the head deflected downward. these beetles are about 1/8 to 1/4 inch long and they develop in softwoods such as pine or hardwoods such a soak in structures thy are common in sub-floors of structures. they lay their eggs in the large pores and cracks of the wood and the larvae bore into the wood and feed on it then the adult beetles emerge from the wood by boring circular emergence holes in the wood 1/16 -1/8 inch holes.

wood damage

Lyctid Powderpost beetles

They develop and feed on hardwoods. They usually infest furniture, flooring, paneling 
and moldings. they lay their eggs in the pores of the wood and develop into a u shaped 
larvae then the adults chew their way out of the wood once mature leaving a 1/32 – 1/16 
inch diameter hole. Beetles that bore into dead wood in homes instead of forest trees 
can case structural damage if activity is left unchecked for long periods of time.  
Lyctus carbonarius

Old house borers

They are about 2/3 to 1 inch long flattened and grayish-brown to black. They have two 
shiny black spots on the thorax and two white patches on the wing covers. the larvae 
spend 2-10 years feeding on sapwood of pine, fur, spruce and other softwoods.  Adults 
emerging from the wood creates a 6mm-15mm long hole. They usually attack newly 
constructed structures. 
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Deathwatch Beetles

Sometimes infests the structural timbers of old buildings. The adult beetles are brown and measure on average about 7 mm long. Eggs are laid in dark crevices in old wood inside buildings, trees and inside tunnels left behind by previous larvae. The larvae bore into the timber, feeding for up to ten years before pupating, and later emerging from the wood as adult beetles.

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Longhorned Beetle aka Long-Jawed

Their are 200 species in Florida. Most species are characterized as long as or longer than the beetle’s bodies which are shaped like cylinders. Other than the typical long antennae length, the most consistently distinctive feature of the family is that the antennae sockets are located on low tubercles on the face; other beetles with long antennae lack these tubercles. These beetles make squeaking sounds by scraping ridges on their head against their thorax. Moreover they don’t bite and sting at all. However, they’re viewed as pests since they can make tunnels through the woods.

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Pantry/Stored Product Pest

Cigarette Beetle

These beetles are a pantry pest infesting whole grains and even spices. this beetle is about the size of a piece of pepper. Many times these pests are introduced into your home or business by being transported in foods from the grocery stores. Take note when shopping for rice and pasta/grains you will often notice the product has a viewing window in the package/box. This is for the stores and food producers to monitor their stock for beetle and other types of food infestation. Bug Off Pest recommends that any of your grain and spices or any grain based products and spices be placed in airtight containers to isolate outbreaks and prevent having to empty your pantries completely and incur costly treatment to get rid of them.

Sawtoothed Beetle aka Malt Beetle

This is a pantry pest and infest many of the same things to include tobacco products and the same precautions should be taken as with the cigarette beetle. these beetles ate very small around 1/16 inch long just a bit larger than the cigarette beetle. This beetle can be found worldwide

Cigarette Beetle
Oryzaephilus surinamensis

Beetle Control Experts in Port Charlotte Homes And Businesses

Remove those beetle pests in no time at all!

If you’re noticing beetles in your home or business, it’s time to call in the experts at Bug Off Pest. With years of experience in beetle pest control, we can rid your space of these unwanted visitors in no time. Our team understands the habits of different beetle species, so we know the most effective methods for removing them.

We offer a variety of services to meet your needs, including a free inspection and estimate. We also provide a money-back satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure you’re making the best decision for your situation.

Discover How To Get Rid Of Beetles In Your Home Or Office

Beetles can be a common pest in both homes and offices. They can often be difficult to get rid of, but Bug Off Pest in Port Charlotte FL has the experience and knowledge to help you get rid of them quickly and effectively. The first step is to identify the type of beetle you are dealing with. There are many different types of beetles, and each one requires a different approach to get rid of them.

Once the type of beetle has been identified, Bug Off Pest can tailor a treatment plan specifically for your needs. We offer both chemical and non-chemical treatments, so you can choose the option that best suits your needs and budget.

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