What are ground beetles?
Ground beetles are a large family of beetle that contains thousands of species. They can range in size from 1/8 of an inch to 1 inch in length; they have three pairs of legs and can move very quickly. Ground beetles have a flattened hard body and have 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. They have powerful mandibles that are pointed forward from their head that they use for chewing. They can range in color from metallic green or 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 if ever 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 most commonly live outdoors and can be found under woodpiles, pile of leaves, fallen trees and stones. They become active at night to feed and can be drawn to your home by light; they may then make their way inside underneath doors, or in cracks or gaps around windows.
How do I get rid of ground beetles?
To get rid of ground beetles already in your home you should vacuum and then clean the area that they were located in. This should be followed up by professional treatment for ground beetles; at Monitor Pest Control we can help to eliminate and prevent ground beetles with our Once Per Year Pest Control Application 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 Sugar Hill pest control specialists at Monitor Pest Control today. Serving Middle Georgia since 1961, we have the knowledge and tools to resolve your ground beetle problem.
Why choose Monitor Pest Control?
With over 25 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your ground beetle problem. With Monitor Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent a ground beetle infestation in the future?
In order to prevent ground beetles from entering you should seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors, along with any that are found in your homes’ 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; sodium vapor yellow lights can also help.