Blog: Spider beetles – almost nothing to be afraid of

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There is little to fear about spider beetles, they really are beetles that look very much like tiny spiders.They have six legs and a round body with a smooth outer shell, which makes them look like spiders. Spider beetles also look like bed bugs because they have similar shape and are reddish brown like adult bed bugs. There is no known health risks associated with spider beetles but they will bite us and our pets. They are foragers and for the most part are nocturnal: most active at night. Spider beetles, similar to cockroaches, will eat almost anything from seeds to wool and leather to animal feces. And yes they love herbs, spices and other plants, where most people find them. Spider beetles usually get into your house by hitch hiking a ride on just about anything you bring in. They hide in cracks and crevices and can easily get into food packaging by chewing their way through the outer packing to the food inside. Since spider beetles like so many different types of food, they can be found in almost every room in your house, so if you spot one of these spider beasts, give us a call at go green pest control and terminators and we will take the bite out of those spiders beetles.

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