Animals in thatch

Thatch is a very old roofing material that is still popular in some places. It not only blends well with the countryside but it also provides excellent insulation. As a result the house longhorn beetle (Hylotrupes) is unable to establish itself in the roof space below a thatched roof, which will not be warm enough for it during the summer.

However, one of the disadvantages of thatch is that it may be attacked by a variety of animals