Click Beetle Infestations
There are several hundred species of click beetles found in North America. Click beetles get their unusual name from the pest’s defense mechanism which is to use a specialized body part to make the clicking-sound and makes them jump in the air. However, they are completely harmless.
How to Prevent Infestations
- Click beetles like to hide in dark crack and crevices in tree bark, under things on the ground or debris near the structure.
- Click beetle larva feed on plants and vegetables like potatoes or corn, so gardens will attract them.
- Click beetles are not indoor pests however they are attracted to lights near doors and may come inside by mistake. If found inside, a vacuum makes a great tool to remove them.
- Sealing up cracks around doors and windows can help keep them out of the house.
Professional pest control services are rarely if ever needed to control click beetles.