Scarab beetle

6398  Hi there, I live in a low rise condo building on the 4th floor and every night in the summer, around dusk, a swarm of what look like flying, gold beetles come out from somewhere in the roof flashing. I have a good quality picture of one. What are they and how can I be rid of them?? Thanks; Mike


Number 6398. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), they are not living in the roof flashing, but flew up there. Their larvae are underground feeders on plant roots and some species can be serious lawn/turf pests.