Ground Beetle Facts & Information
Protect your home or business from ground beetles by learning techniques for identification and control.
How do I get rid of ground beetles?
What You Can Do
Ground beetles frequently become occasional invaders of homes and other buildings. The best techniques to help prevent problems include habitat reduction and sealing entryways to help keep ground beetles from gaining access to the interior of homes or buildings.
What Orkin Does
Your local Orkin Pro is trained to help manage ground beetles and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your Orkin Pro will design a unique beetle treatment program for your situation.
Orkin can provide the right solution to keep ground beetles in their place…out of your home, or business
Frequently Asked Questions
Behavior, Diet & Habits
Understanding Ground Beetles
Color: Most species are black with a somewhat flat and elongated body shape.
Size: Ground beetles range in size from about 1/16 to about 1-inch long.
Wings: Ground beetles have wings, but are unable to fly.
Ground beetles are members of a large family of beetles that have more than 2,000 species found in North America. Ground beetles in the family Carabidae inhabit most of the United States.
This group of beetles prey on:
While ground beetles do not fly, they are very mobile when looking for prey and easily climb trees, bushes, and other items on the ground.
Life Cycle & Reproduction
Ground beetles have four life stages:
Like almost all other insects, fertile females lay eggs that eventually become adult beetles after undergoing complete metamorphosis.
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