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Fox Pest Control’s Boston Area Beetle Exterminator Service

PWith over 350,000 species worldwide, beetles are the largest group of animals on earth. They can be very beneficial to the ecosystem, as they reduce insect populations, and are prominent decomposers. This doesn’t mean that you want them in your home. Beetles showing up in or around your Boston Area area home can be unsettling. Local exterminators know that controlling beetles, especially before their visit becomes a full-fledged beetle infestation, is important. There are a variety of common beetles that plague Boston Area homeowners. If you have a ladybugboxelder bug, or stink bug problem, check out those pages. If you have seen clumps of beetles around your home or in your yard, call Fox Pest Control immediately to get treatment started before your home becomes overrun.

Signs of a Beetle Infestation

You might already know you have a beetle problem, but here are a few of the most common signs of a beetle infestation in Boston Area.


Keep a weather-eye out for large clumps of beetles gathered on the sides of houses, cars, or trees — usually in the fall.


Look for carpet fibers that have been eaten away.

Dead beetles

Watch for dead, worm-like grubs in food storage containers.

What You Need to Know About Beetles

Helpful Beetle Prevention Tips: 

Always keep clothes off the floor, especially if they’re damp. Both the fabric and the moisture attract beetles.

Fill in cracks in raw wood around your house, so post beetles don’t get inside and ruin the structure of your home. 

Turn off exterior lights at night to avoid attracting beetles and other insects.

How Do I Get Rid Of Beetles?


Call Us

Think you have a beetle problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (508) 257-7556 for a free Boston Area beetle control quote.


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Schedule MA same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.



Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized beetle treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.



You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain beetle free.


Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the beetles don’t come back. If you see any beetle activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!

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How To Get Rid Of Beetles | Fox Pest Control

There are thousands of different types of beetles.

Most are harmless, but some bite, and some carry diseases.

Others can chew up your carpet, or your clothes.

Some beetles can destroy plants or crops,

and some can actually chew through wood,

causing damage to the structure of your home.

Fox Pest Control has a solution for every pest problem, including every type of beetle.

When you notice beetles in your home, call us,

and we will send a licensed and certified service pro that same day

to do a free inspection of your property.

Our knowledgeable service pro will create a customized treatment plan for you,

keeping the beetles from returning.

We’ll also regularly inspect your home for any potential trouble spots.

If beetles do return, we’ll treat them again for free.

Call today!

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Beetle Control FAQ


Depending on the species, some beetle larvae can eat their way through clothing. Some species will bore into wood, and others prefer stored foods like flour or grain.


Wood-destroying beetles: The damage looks like small, shallow holes drilled by a power tool.

Fabric-destroying beetles: Generally speaking, they eat fabric when they are in the larval stage. The damage they cause looks like worms have chewed through the fabric.

Carpet-destroying beetles: These beetles create similar damage to carpet material.

Food-eating beetles: These munchers eat stored grain and other foods, either during the larval stage or during the adult stage. By sifting through flour or stored grains, evidence of these beetles is easy to find. You’ll either discover worm-like larvae or fully-grown adults.


Longhorned beetles and stag beetles are a couple of types that will bite, though bites are rare and don’t cause any damage.

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Pesticides that are reviewed and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not illegal as long as they are used according to the label instructions.


If they happen to nip at you, most beetles do not cause any real harm.

However, blister beetles — true to their name — can cause painful blisters by secreting nasty chemicals from their abdomen.


There are many kinds of beetles that are considered pests:

Powder post beetles chew their way through wood. 
Weevils eat grain and other stored foods. 
Dermestid beetles are similar to carpet beetles, which cause damage to carpets. 
As a nuisance pest, Asian Lady beetles congregate in huge numbers and invade homes.


Beetles are the most prolific species in the world. There are about 350,000 known and named species of beetles. There are more known species of beetles than mammal and plant species combined.

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