Devils Coach Horse Beetle in Home

Asked August 29, 2016, 3:29 AM EDT

I have now found 6 Devils Coach Horse Beetles in my house. Why are they coming in? How do I get rid of them? Do they fly? What are the risks attached with them?

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1 Response

They have a foul odor as a defense mechanism. Their bite can be painful. they do not sting. Mostly they are a nuisance. They are probably looking for shelter before winter sets in. They will also look for shelter during the heat of the day. Mostly they are in wooded areas and parks. Using glue traps in areas where you find them may help. The home defense (perimeter spay) type of pesticides that keep insects out will help. Be sure to follow directions.