After buying a ton of fresh pine bark mulch, I found several metallic wood-boring beetles crawling around. I suspect they came with the mulch. The beetles were slow-moving and jerky, and they didn't seem to be afraid of any predators or humans. In fact, after I stepped on one, the body was left alone even by the nearby fire ants.
Metallic wood-boring beetles are not typically aggressive, and they are not known to bite or sting humans. However, they can damage wood, so it is important to remove them if you find them in your home or garden.
Here are some tips for removing metallic wood-boring beetles:
If you have a large infestation of metallic wood-boring beetles, you may need to call a pest control professional.