Aug 19, 2013 - 10:46 AM
The question is what kind of beetle is it? It sounds like either a hide beetle or some kind of dermistid beetle. Carpet beetles on only usually feed on wool, or some sort of animal hair that contains kerotin.
Unfortunately, the pest guy is probably not trained at identifying or making a proper treatment for beetles of any kind, since putting powder under a cabinet would do nothing to control them.
The thing to remember is that dermistid, carpet beetles, hide beetles, etc are avid flyers. They have wings.
The adults can easily come in from outdoors. They live on plants, etc, too. So my thoughts are to perform a thorough indoor and outdoor treatment to control them.
Indoors, Ultracide is great for spraying almost any surface. It contains an adulticide to kill adults and also an IGR - Insect Growth Regulator to help stop any life cycles that may be occuring indoors.
Outdoors, any good pesticide will work. My favorite is Bifen. Spray everything, lawn, shrubs, under debris, etc. It will kill the adults.
This way you can stop the migration from outdoors, then work on the indoor infestations. IGR's are almost always the way to go with Dermistid beetle infestations indoors.
Aug 21, 2013 - 11:09 AM