Types of Pests

Beetles

Types of beetles

  • Carpet beetles
  • Wood-boring beetles
  • Pantry beetles
  • Ladybird
  • Stink beetles

Diseases carried

Dung beetles carry some microbes that make humans sick, but they also destroy them, so presence of dung beetles is ultimately a good thing for public health. Dung beetles do not bite or attack humans and cannot transmit diseases in that way.

Did you know?

  • Beetles can be found anywhere except for cold regions.
  • Adult beetles have two sets of wings.
  • Beetles have many strategies such as camouflage, toxic properties, and fighting defenses when being attacked by predators.
  • Beetles play a vital role in the ecosystems they live in because they feed mainly on debris from plants and animals.
  • Ladybugs are one type of beetle that helps to control pest populations by feeding on aphids that eat vegetable plants.
  • Beetles that feed on vegetables, grains and fruit can cost farmers millions in pesticides.
  • Dung beetles are very important because they feed on animal droppings, so they recycle waste material and speed up the circulation of the nutrients back into the food chain.

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