Will hister beetles feed on human skin?
Hister beetles will not feed on human skin. Now some people have been known to have a reaction to them if they land on your skin but this is probably due to something on the beetle that transfers to that person when it lands on them. You see, hister beetles tend to forage in some nasty places which commonly contain all kinds of contaminants (like animal feces). So if they land your skin, some of these agents can cause reactions which can resemble a bite.
And since hister beetles have biting mouth parts, they have been know to bite people. But they are most likely doing this as a reaction and not because they’re trying to feed.
The good news is hister beetles are easy to control. Generally found in the yard, they will readily target plants, grass and other landscaping as they forage for food (other insects). But a good treatment with CYONARA RTS will usually control any kind of infestation.
More information on this pest can be read online here:
Hister Beetles: https://bugspray.com/hister-beetle-control.html
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