We've Just finished landscaping our new church and are having a tug of war with some dark beetles we believe are 'Bessie Beetles' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passalidae). These beetles are invading the building or at least die trying! There are numerous dead carcasses on the concrete walk leading into the church. Several rooms in the building continually have live beetles scurrying about to entertain the children and horrify Mothers!
I wondered if they were brought in in the truckloads of hardwood mulch we spread around the church, although there is no mulch near the front doors where most are noticed. There is no water in the particular rooms where the bugs are observed but they are in the vicinity of the bathrooms. Most people are in favor of having a pest control service eliminate them & I suppose it's necessary. Anyone have any ideas about the least offensive/invasive means of discouraging or eliminating them? The dry sandy lawn area around the church doesn't seem like the kind of habitat a bessie bug would ordinarily choose. How to deal with them is a dilemma & we'd love to hear any suggestions!
Contributed by Sushi Roll on 7 July, 2017 - 7:44pm
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