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June Bug Facts & Information

Protect your home or business from June bugs by learning techniques for identification and control.

June Bug Illustration
.5 to 1 inch
Brown to red
Clumsy flight patterns


How do I get rid of June bugs?

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Your local Orkin Pro is trained to help manage June bugs and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your Orkin Pro will design a unique beetle treatment program for your situation.

Orkin can provide the right solution to keep June bugs in their place...out of your home, or business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Understanding June Bugs

What do June bugs look like?

June bugs, also known as May bugs, are a type of scarab beetle named for the time of year when they are most prevalent.

Their larvae, the white grub, is a nuisance in lawns and gardens. Grubs have soft, off-white bodies with brownish heads and six well-developed legs.

Adult June bugs are typically one half to one inch long and brown to red in color. They are known for their clumsy flight patterns that often cause them to collide with windows. The pests are frequently found clinging to screens.

What do June bugs eat?

Adult June bugs eat leaves and cause damage. However, their larvae are the bigger nuisance. Grubs pull up turf, leaving dry, bald patches in lawns.

Are June bugs dangerous?

Adult June bugs and grubs damage yards as they eat shrubs, leaves, trees, turf and other plants. Additionally, they attract animals like moles and voles that dig through gardens and yards to hunt them.

Due to their ability to destroy property and attract equally damaging pests, it's best to call your local Orkin branch for June bug and white grub removal.

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