Did you know that ladybugs are in the beetle family? Beetles, or Coleoptera, create the largest order in the animal kingdom! There are over 12,000 species in the United States alone. These creatures can be found anywhere across the globe that has warm weather.

Powder Post Beetles

Where do they live?

These beetles have a long flat body and are usually found in hardwood floors, cracks in wood, and other hardwood surfaces.

What do they eat?

Powder Post Beetles feed on hardwood, so it’s important to keep an eye out for holes dug by these beetles.

Merchant Grain Beetles

Where do they live?

These beetles’ incredibly flat and long bodies make it easy for them to get into any crevice. Oftentimes, these bugs make their way into our packaged foods – they even gained their name from being found in shipments of food!

What do they eat?

Merchant Grain Beetles prefer foods that are high in sugar and fat, which makes packaged foods the perfect delicacy for these bugs.