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Sep 28, 2012 1:29 AM

Devil's coach-horse (Ocypus Olens) Help ?


I live in central Scotland and each year we are seeing more and more of this beetle in our garden.

Devil's coach-horse (Ocypus Olens) It is the fully fledged adults we are seeing and they are over

an inch in length.

This year however we are finding them in our home. I can only remember seeing one in our house

in the past ten years however recently we have seen six in as many days.

I feel this is unusual and wonder if anyone can help explain why we are now seeing them appear

indoors in such numbers and what can be done to deter them.

My wife is none too keen on them due to their aggressive scorpion like stance when she tries to

remove them. The last one squirted a black liquid when picked up.



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