What is a June Bug?: If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may start finding black-brown beetles popping up everywhere as the season changes in May and June. The beetles, known as June Bugs or May Beetles, are named for their active season: May and June. Prolonged exposure to light is often responsible for the death of these pests, so you might find hordes of these bugs dead on your porch when you wake up in the morning. If this is the case, you may need help with Nampa June bug extermination.
What’s the Big Deal?: Although June Bugs won’t bite or cause harm to you or your pets, they are very destructive to plant life. June Bug grub feast on roots of grasses and plants, while the adults prefer leaves on trees and shrubs. There is even a certain species, known as the Green June Beetle, that enjoys fruits and berries. Nearly every plant in your yard is at risk if you have an infestation! This can be especially concerning for those who love to landscape or garden: all of their hard work can be eaten up within a couple months if a June Bug problem goes unchecked.
June Bug Life Cycle: These insects have an interesting life cycle, and understanding it can help if you need to eliminate June Bugs from in or around your home. In the late summer, female June Bugs lay eggs during a two-week period. During this time they can lay anywhere from 50 to 200 eggs. After 18 days, the grubs hatch and begin devouring your plant roots and grass. The larval stage lasts around 9 to 10 months, and ends when the larvae pupate. The pupation occurs underground, where the larva gradually grow into their adult form, Finally, in late spring to early summer, the adults emerge and begin plaguing your trees and shrubs.
I have June bugs. What should I do?: Although sometimes you can catch June Bugs in the larval stage, the problem is often not noticed until the next summer when the nocturnal adults begin dying overnight from exposure to light. You may have noticed your plants suffering for months, and not known the culprit until the adults begin appearing. At this point, it is important to contact a pest control company to kill the adults before they have a chance to lay more eggs. Oftentimes people will try to kill the pests themselves, and inevitably will miss a couple. These bugs will reproduce and you will end up with an even bigger infestation the next year!
Here at Get Lost Pest Control, we can fulfill your Nampa June bug extermination needs. Our technicians will kill the adults and spray your soil to prevent grubs from causing an infestation for you in the future. Contact us today for a consultation about your Nampa June bug extermination.