The scientific name of beetles is Coleoptera, which is from 2 Greek words: ‘koleos‘ meaning shield and ‘ptera‘ that means wings. Which is why if you are familiar with seeing this insect, it has a hard or shielded wings.
Yes, they fly, but they usually stick to one area and then pinch through it using their tiny scissor-like mouth.
Facts about beetles
Admit it, we only know so little about this insect. To entice you a bit, did you know that 40% of insects belong to the Coleoptera species? That means that over 1/4 of animal species are beetles! Even if you combine plants, 1 out of 5 living organisms still belongs to this kind.
Mind blowing? Let’s enumerate these facts.
- Little biter is the another name for this insect. It is known as such because unlike other insects who use their straw-like mouths, beetles uses their jaws or mandibles to chew anything. From plants, to insects, and even dead animals, they can chew it all.
- 230 million years ago, this insect made its first appearance in the world. It means that they have survived even in the ancient times, even in the dinosaur’s era.
- They are known to have many species. We as humans eat more of them especially in the larval stage. Feeling disgusted?
- Some can produce light. Organs on the thorax and on the abdomen allows a tropical click beetle to emit this. This is also used to attract preys as their food.
- One of the members of the band “The Beatles“, George Harrison, had a tree planted in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park to celebrate his greatness as a guitarist of a well-known band. A few years ago, it was destroyed by beetles, especially the bark beetles.
Having fun with these facts? Well, we can always search for ideas about this pest on the internet.
But as we would like to have information about this, our main goal is to verify if we have these insects living with us in our homes.
Reading facts about them is one thing, but having them around is another thing. And we don’t want them to be here. Because if these are unattended they can easily pinch through our staffs and destroy our things, especially our homes.
How do we prevent beetles from coming in our house?
Beetles like to stick to things that are close to their habitats. Some stay on carpets, some stay on plants or whatever they may find fibrous.
Having 1 or 2 of this kind is not that alarming, but having more of them is.
The best way to determine if the beetles you have at home are unsafe, call Encinitas Pest Terminator today. We have our pest exterminator waiting on the other line.
Our exterminators are highly-trained and knowledgeable about different species of beetles. Trusting us is as sure as getting these pests away from your home. Phone us now, and we’ll not waste this opportunity to educate you and eradicate these pests straight away!