Dermestes Beetle Control Glasgow

Dermestes beetle actually refers to a much larger group of subspecies, not a specific animal. Three of these subspecies can be found in Great Britain. Although these beetles tend to be found in warehouses and food stores, it is not unheard of for them to infest homes.

If you are facing an infestation of these insects within your commercial or domestic property, give our Dermestes beetle control Glasgow team a call now on 0141 471 9255.

Where are Dermestes Beetles Found?

Infestations of these insects are typically found around sources of high protein. The exact source can vary wildly, and they can feed on any of the following:

  • Hides and leathers
  • Bones
  • Meats and fish
  • Dog biscuits
  • Carcasses
  • Uncleaned food residue

Due to the wide availability of food for them, they can establish an infestation in a wide variety of areas, and it may not always be obvious. For example, if a rat has died underneath your floorboards, a population may establish itself in an area which appears to be clean, secure, and hygienic.

The infestations may also occur where this is a lot of live animal activity. For example, our dermestes beetle control Glasgow technicians have found beetles thriving in piggeries or poultry and cattle farms. Their manure can provide a source of sustenance for the beetles.

This extends to facilities which handle or process a lot of animal products. For example, tanneries and leatherworkers are an ideal location for hide beetles. Dairy farms and milk processing plants also provide fertile territory. Naturally, any warehouses which store products of this kind are also at risk.

Preventing Dermestes Beetle Infestations

There are a few steps that our dermestes beetle control Glasgow team suggest you take to make your property less attractive to dermestes populations.

Firstly, keep all protein-rich in secure locations which pests cannot access easily. In a domestic setting, this means that it should all be in cupboards and in robust storage such as Tupperware or sealed bags.

Additionally, everywhere should be kept as clean as possible. Food residue is more than enough to fuel an infestation, which is why in catering facilities and restaurants beetles can suddenly appear. This is a risk for all pests, and our dermestes beetle control Glasgow technicians think their most crucial pest tip is to keep your properly clean.

Thirdly, and again this goes for all pests, make sure that as many entranceways to your property as possible are blocked. Although it is impossible to proof your property from minuscule insects entirely, and there is always the chance someone will bring them in from outside, it will make a difference.

The Control Process

The first stage of our dermestes beetle control Glasgow technician’s procedure is to identify the source of food for the insects, as it may not be clear. If, for example, there is a dead rat in a crawlspace which you cannot find, our technicians will locate it and remove it.

If the source is apparent, but there is little you can do to remove it (leather in a tannery, for example), we can advise on how you can offset the problem.

When it comes to actually dealing with the insects themselves, we will apply a powerful and safe residual insecticide. We will apply the chemical to the beetles directly, and upon surfaces, they are likely to crawl upon, where they will come into contact with the compound and die thereafter.

It is not uncommon for people to become alarmed at the presence of insects after the initial application of insecticide by our dermestes beetle control Glasgow technicians. However, once adults these pests will come into contact with the chemical and ultimately die.

Although the insecticide is potent when it comes to exterminating the insects, our dermestes beetle control Glasgow technicians will keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Identifying Dermestes Beetles

First of all, like all insect species, dermestes beetles have multiple cycles throughout their life. During the larvae stage, they will appear worm-like, and larger than their adult form (this is quite a rare occurrence).

However, these larvae are skittish, tending to avoid light and burrow deeply within textiles and other nooks/crannies. It is much more likely that you will notice the beetles in their adult form.

When adult, the beetles will take on various forms depending on their subspecies. Larder beetles are small, black, and pill-shaped, varying slightly even within their subgroups. Hide beetles, on the other hand, are much shorter and wider, looking quite similar to a scarab beetle with bumps on their back.

Local and Reliable Service

An active insect infestation within your commercial facility can cause severe disruption regardless of what industry you are in. The insects will cause significant hygiene issues and can end up all around a manufacturing facility, resulting in a number of problems.

Our dermestes beetle control Glasgow sales representative will come up with a bespoke plan which is tailor-fit for your specific requirements. This is the only way to ensure flawless service and absolute customer satisfaction.

Our technicians are trained to the very highest standard and have an arsenal of industry-leading equipment at their disposal. Using their in-depth knowledge of pest biology and behaviour, they can combine this expertise and equipment to deliver thorough and reliable results.

Additionally, we will carry out a multi-visit programme to make sure that our procedure has been effective. This is the case for all pest treatments that require it.

You can rely on our locally-based dermestes beetle control Glasgow team to work with you to establish a plan which is not only cost-effective and efficient but one that is implemented after a rapid response from our nearby personnel.

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