Ground beetles can range in size from 1/8 of an inch to one inch in length. They have three pairs of legs and can move very quickly. Ground beetles have a flattened hard body with distinct lengthwise ridges on their wings. The segment behind their head is narrower than their abdomen and their head is even narrower than that segment. Ground beetles have powerful mandibles that are pointed forward from their head that are used for chewing. They can range in color from metallic green to blue with red or gold markings.
Are ground beetles dangerous?
Ground beetles are not considered to be dangerous to humans; they are not known to spread any diseases and while they can bite, they rarely do. They are most often found outside feeding on insects but can become a nuisance to homeowners if they make their way inside in large numbers.
Why do I have a problem with ground beetles?
Ground beetles commonly live outdoors and can often be found under woodpiles, piles of leaves, fallen trees, and stones. They become active and feed at night and can be drawn to your home by light. Ground beetles make their way inside underneath doors or in cracks or gaps around windows.
How do I get rid of ground beetles?
If ground beetles are already present in your home, vacuum and clean the area in which they were located. This should be followed up by professional treatment for ground beetles; at All-American Pest Control we can help to eliminate and prevent ground beetles with our Perimeter Plus Pest Control Program.
Can I do it myself?
There are things that you can do around your home to help prevent ground beetle infestations, but the most effective, safe way to control and eliminate ground beetles is to contact a pest control company at the first sign of a problem. If you’ve noticed ground beetles in or around your home, contact the Nashville pest control specialists at All-American Pest Control today. Serving Middle Tennessee since 1961, we have the knowledge and tools to resolve your ground beetle problem.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your ground beetle problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent a ground beetle infestation in the future?
To prevent ground beetles from entering your home, seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors and in your home's foundation. Since ground beetles can be drawn to light, you may consider switching out your outdoor lighting for ones that are less attractive to insects (such as sodium vapor yellow lights).