|Adult sugarcane beetle (Photo: Cotinis, BugGuide.net)|
One thing to keep in mind about sugarcane beetles is that they are occasional pests that are normally present at relatively low levels. The beetles are attracted to light, so using sodium vapor lights in fixtures near buildings and mercury vapor lights for fixtures away from buildings can reduce the number of invading beetles; however, this may not be practical in school settings.
|Sugarcane beetles gathering around expansion joint (Photo: Chris Mills, Union Co. Schools)|
For more information on sugarcane beetles, please see: http://msucares.com/newsletters/pests/bugwise/2009/bw0209.pdf