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How to Get Rid of Beetles


Several cases of beetle infestation are reported annually. These cases usually surface the most in areas with damp water nearby as beetles have been known to gravitate towards moisture. The issue must immediately be dealt with as they pose multiple hygiene risks in any family house. But before we discuss some of the most effective and cost-efficient hacks to get rid of beetles, it is important that we become a little acquainted with the insect we are dealing with. 

About Beetles

Beetles are from the insect order Coleoptera. It makes for the largest insect order. There are well over a quarter million species of beetles worldwide. In North America alone, more than 25,000 species have been discovered to this date.

Beetles feed on small insects, plants and animal fibers. As colorful and fascinating you may find them, the truth is that they don’t belong in your home. They may not pose any deathly threat but they still make for an unpleasant sight when in homes. This is why they must be dealt with at the earliest. You may easily find many beetle repellents at stores nearby but what if we were to list some DIY natural beetle repellents that are less costly and more effective? Doesn’t that sound interesting? If yes, we hope you continue reading to discover about these secret, cost-effective and exemplary natural beetle repellents.

The 7 Ways to Get Rid Of Beetles –For Good!

The Anti-Beetle Juice

If it is your garden that has been infested with beetles, there is a reason why this DIY remedy ranks first in the list. It is the most effective way to get rid of beetle in the garden. Simply soak 2 cups of tomato plant leaves (chopped) in 3-5 cups of water overnight. Strain the water and add ¼ teaspoon liquid soap. Mix the mixture and fill it a watering can and spray it in the soil and foliage. The beetles will say sayonara and take with them any maggots or earthworms too.

Whole Cloves

Placing a bag of cloves in areas that have become highly-infested with beetles is also an effective way to keep them from entering your house uninvited. Since whole cloves have a very strong smell, it aids beetles to start looking for a new home.

Bay leaves –The Resentful Companion

Beetles, especially lady beetles loathe the smell of bay leaves which is exactly what makes them an amazing beetle-repellent herb. Simply place a few leaves, wrapped together with a thread in highly infested areas and let them work their magic.

Cedar Oil Repellent

Cedar oil suffocates mature beetles and also dissolves its eggs and larvae. It does so by causing osmotic dehydration which emulsifies their body’s fat and ultimately kills them. You can make a DIY repellent using two-part water with one-part cedar oil and spray it in infested furniture, clothing or carpets.

Boric Acid

The sprinkling of boric acid in highly infested areas eliminates the problem from the core. Boric acid –even thought a chemical –is by the safest and reliable remedy for household beetles. Boric acid spray can also be DIY-ed by dissolving boric acid in hot water and spraying it on furniture and carpets to kill mature beetles and also ones in their larvae stage.

Cider Vinegar Sprinkler

Looking for a safe solution that doesn’t harm you, any member of your family or the environment, cider vinegar works as an instant beetle repellent. Since vinegar acts as a natural pesticide, beetles, like other insects and bugs find it toxic and look to avoid coming in contact with it. Fill it in a spraying bottle and spray if fearlessly onto your carpets, upholstery and even clothing as it doesn’t pose any regretful threat.

Eucalyptus Oil –the Silent Killer

Like other essential oils like the Neem oil and Cedar oil, Eucalyptus oil also possesses a pungent smell that beetles get repulsed by. Since it is a safe and non-toxic way to get rid of beetles, it can directly be applied on to clothing, wall gaps, in between creases, on pets and furniture. You can also create a soothing concoction to spray in the house to prevent an infestation any time soon.

Preventing a Beetle Infestation

Beetle-proofing the house is the first step to ensure nothing unwanted enters your house. To ensure, it stays that way and doesn’t become camping ground for beetles or any other bugs and insects, here are some preventive measures to help readers keep their homes beetle-free.

  • Don’t leave leftovers on kitchen tops or crumbs lying. It attracts insects of all kinds and nature. Preserve them in air-tight jars with rubber lids and clean up after dropped crumbs. The same goes for your trash can. Be sure to secure the lid on it every time it is used.

  • Inspect your place for any wall gaps, cracks, or holes in the walls and vents if you find any, have them sealed or filled before mould and termites start breeding.

  • Landscape away from your house. When walls come in contact with trees, beetles find an easier way inside the house since they love woods.

  • Check your pets for any fleas, ticks and bug before they come in from outside. Some species of beetles are a fan of dark spaces and therefore can lodge themselves in your dog’s/cat’s fur.

  • Lastly, keep your home clutter-free as too much clutter can make for some great hiding spots for beetles.

Use Solutions Pest & Lawn Products To Eliminate Beetles

Depending on the type of beetle you have around your home, there are products which can effectively kill beetles and keep them away from your home. What will work best for most beetles are two products in particular. First you can apply Bifen LP Granules to the turf and mulch areas surrounding the home. You’ll need to treat at least 10 feet out from the foundation and your goal is to create a band of treated soil. This band can act as a barrier and keep bees out.

What can complement the granules is the spraying of an insecticide concentrate such as Reclaim IT. Spray to activate the granules and also use this product to spray around the perimeter of your home to keep beetles from trying to make their way indoors. Treat monthly when problems are active; once every 2-3 months to insure they don’t return.


Beetles can be quite a nuisance if you’re trying to enjoy the fresh evening air however if you use the tips and product suggestions we provide here you can rest easy knowing beetles won’t be flying around your yard anymore.

For more pest control tips and advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or start up a live chat with one of our knowledgeable representatives via our website.


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