The emergence of black beetles in the house is rather unpleasant event.
They can be seen on the shelves, in the crevices of walls and even in the flour and cereals.
To get rid of the intruders, you need to start a fight with them as soon as possible.
Black beetles in the house
The emergence of black beetles in the house suggeststhe need for a thorough spring cleaning. This is because the insects is necessary to eat, and they eat skin particles, dust, fabric, flour and grits. In banks with cereals or small larvae may appear on dark shelves, which are then converted into beetles the size of 2 cm. These insects are called mealworms. Sometimes homes may appear larger specimens, referred to as small beetle. Small insects are reddish in color, large - pure black.
Methods of dealing with black beetles
In the initial stages of settlement in black beetlesconditions of an apartment or house will be enough to get rid of spoiled grains or flour, wash containers for storage and shelves with detergent. Fighting insects in wooden houses made difficult by the fact that they can lay their larvae in the smallest crevices of the walls.
In order to eradicate completely uninvitedguests from their homes, it is necessary to approach this complex. Be sure to wet cleaning should be carried out using potassium permanganate or any detergent. We have to check all the cereals and flour for infection of the subject. In addition, it is necessary to take special measures to prevent the emergence of new insects.
The emergence of a new wave of black beetles occurs2-3 weeks. This is due to the fact that it takes so much time the process of transformation of the larva into an adult. Therefore, cleaning is not necessary to delay until there is a chance to destroy the immature insects. Sift flour contaminated does not make sense, because the eggs are so small in size that do not stay even at the shallow sieve. In addition, they can not be seen as the colors merged with cereals. The common people they are called beetle-deceivers. Due to the small size, insects easily find their hiding places. Overlapping access to flour and cereals does not exclude the possibility of switching to other foodstuffs.
Large representatives are black beetlesobserved in bookcases. They can leave their larvae in the dry dusty corners. To protect fresh food from the attack of insects, they must freeze in the refrigerator for about a day or calcined in the oven. Shelves, inhabited by black beetles, should be washed with vinegar and baking soda. After that, it is recommended to treat them dichlorvos and again wash with detergent.
Good help from insects garlic leftgrains in a container. You can experiment with small lavender. Cotton pads, moisten them, and leave on the shelves. However, there need to be prepared for the fact that the cereals can absorb the smell of lavender.