Scarab beetle

6955.        These have been flying in clumsy swarms around our home in Fall River, Nova Scotia at dusk during the month of June/July. They seem to be attracted to the gutter area of our house. Is there any way we can manage these bugs? Fall river, Nova Scotia. Canada

Number 6955. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the subfamily Melolonthinae. These often are called May beetles or June bugs; their larvae (white grubs) feed on plant roots underground, and some species can be serious lawn/turf pests. The adult beetles are foliage feeders, but only a few species (such as the Japanese beetle and rose chafer) cause serious damage. There’s not much you can do about them unless you control the larval stage. Click here for an example.