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What is the difference between a cockroach and a beetle?

Cockroaches and beetles belong to the insect group. Both of these have six legs, a head, thorax and abdomen. The main difference between a cockroach and a beetle is that cockroaches have a pair of antennae while beetles do not have any. Cockroaches are also larger than most other species of British cockroaches.

The difference between cockroaches and beetles

The cockroaches and beetles belong to the Blattodea order. It is commonly referred to as “true bugs” and roaches. There are over 5,000 species of cockroaches all over the world. The diversity in colour, size and shapes of these insects is unrivalled. Some species have wings while others do not. When they come out at night it can be a frightening experience for homeowners since cockroaches leave behind an unpleasant smell and stains that spread foul odour through your home. They reproduce faster than any other pest due to high prolificacy rates which makes them an uninvited guest in every house across UK’s households .

The true beetle family has more than 300,000 types of beetles in six sub-orders. This is the largest group of insects and larvae . They are usually predacious or plant-eating bugs. There are many plants that depend on beetles for pollination such as the famous chocolate which cannot be produced without the help of beetles. Beetles have a tough outer shell to protect them from their natural predators and adverse weather conditions.

The diet preference between these two types of insects vary widely depending on the species you want to compare: Some cockroach species feed on wood, decaying matter and vegetation while others prefer human food and garbage. Beetles, however, feed on dead animal flesh, leaves and flowers especially those with sweet nectar . Most people consider roaches as pests because they can become a nuisance in our homes at night when we are trying to sleep. Beetles, on the other hand, are considered more beneficial because they help with decomposition of dead animal matter and thus aid in recycling nutrients back into soil.

How can Bon Accord Pest Control help?

If you have a cockroach or beetle infestation contact a local pest control company to inspect your home. They will advise you on what steps to take according to the type of insects found in your property. Cockroaches and beetles pose serious health risks to humans especially if their populations grow too large. Pest control professionals will be able to inspect your property and tell you whether it is best for an one-time extermination or perhaps a monthly or quarterly service would be better suited for keeping them under control .Contact Bon Accord Pest Control, London based pest control company to exterminate your cockroaches or beetles.

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What is the difference between a cockroach and a beetle?

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
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21:02 11 Apr 24
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19:11 03 Apr 24
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21:53 02 Apr 24
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10:54 24 Feb 24
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20:26 20 Feb 24
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