Plaster beetles have been a household pest for hundreds of years, and once you have them they can be a real challenge to get rid of.
The beetle gets their name from the fact they are most commonly found living in the plasterwork of domestic and commercial buildings.
In the 1930s and 1940s poorly made buildings lead to an increase in these pests which is still apparent today.
HOW THEY SURVIVE :
The Plaster Beetle thrives in damp conditions and feeds off mould and fungi, which is generated by decoration (wallpaper, plaster, and paint) not being dried out properly, causing mould. Window sills, sinks and light fixtures are where these beetles are attracted to come into your property. Although they are not harmful to us humans, they’re not something we want living amongst us in our home or place of work.
LIFE SPAN :
These hard-shelled, reddish-brown or even black beetles can live up to 18 days from hatching from their eggs. They like most pest, breeds in high numbers meaning it’s not long before an infestation would happen.
Keeping your commercial and domestic properties dry is the main prevention method. As newly built buildings use prefabricated drywall boards, therefore these properties tend to be less of a problem with your plastered walls, but a water leak, poor ventilation, and decoration that has not been dried completely can create this to be an issue even in newly built properties.
HOW TO GET RID OF PLASTER BEETLES :
An expert Pest Controller will look to exterminate the Plaster Beetle. There are various methods including insecticide sprays and expelled through a vacuum. The Pest Controller will choose the right method for your property and offer advice on preventing future infestations.
If you need your commercial or domestic property surveyed or you have a problem with a pest, call DALPEST Pest Solutions for expert pest control advice on 0845 22 37 115.