Don’t let fungus beetles in your home cause a panic

September 27, 2018

NORFOLK - The fungus beetle is found infesting brand-new homes in the late summer-early fall.

Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says first only a few beetles are seen, but when hundreds emerge, homeowners panic because they think their home is infested.

Green says the beetle can be a variety of species.

“They do fly so they’re very good fliers. As their name implies they’re fungus beetles so they will feed on mold and fungi that is in the house. A lot of these homes are newly constructed homes and that’s surprising to people. As construction is occurring the building is open, it’s open to the

She says the best method of treatment is to vacuum and wait patiently because the infestation should go away by itself.

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