Occasional Invaders & Other Beetles


Not to worry! Referred to as miscellaneous pests, occasional invaders or minor pests, these are unusual household trespassers that seem to invade a home or structure. Sometimes their numbers can be very high. For the most part, they want to leave as badly as you'd like them to go. Don't let them overstay their welcome. This group can include Longhorn Beetles, Ladybugs, Pine Seed Bugs, Earwigs, Centipedes, Millipedes, Pill Bugs, Sow Bugs and many others. Sometimes they will disappear on their own as quickly as they appeared, but if they are continuing to give you trouble -- give us a call.

  • Varied Carpet Beetles: Varied Carpet Beetles get their name from the rainbow of color on their back surfaces.
  • Powderpost Beetles: Powderpost beetles lay their eggs in cracks of wood and the larvae tunnel to the surface, filling it with a very fine powder-like dust.
  • Merchant Grain Beetle: Merchant Grain Beetles are typically not found in grain products, but instead like to attack cereals, cake mixes, macaroni, cookies and chocolate. Merchant Grain Beetles are dark brown and have six saw-like teeth on each side of their bodies.
  • Earwigs: Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains.
  • Indian Meal Moths: The Indian Meal Moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indian meal.
  • Pill Bugs: This pest is the only crustacean that has become completely adapted to spending its life on land. Pill Bugs have oval bodies and seven pairs of legs.