Ground beetles are most common entering homes in mid and late summer. They enter buildings through cracks, spaces and other small openings. Once inside, they are sometimes found in hidden, moist areas in the basement or under boxes or other objects on the floor. Their presence indoors is incidental as they do not reproduce inside. Physical removal is the only control that is necessary for an occasional ground beetle.
Large numbers of ground beetles can be controlled by caulking and repairing potential entry points, such as cracks in the foundation, gaps and spaces around doors, ground level windows and other similar areas. Firewood should be stacked as far as is practical from the home. Stones, leaves, boards, and other nearby debris should be removed. Tall grass and weeds around the home should be kept cut. Change outside lighting to yellow lights to minimize attracting ground beetles. Inside the home, a cleanup of boxes, cases, papers, and other objects on the floor helps control ground beetles.
Some people also refer to these black ground beetles as “waterbugs,” although that term is generally used to describe the oriental cockroach. Many small ground beetles measuring 1/8- to ¼-inch are also attracted to lights and may unintentionally enter structures.
An outdoor application of an insecticide around the foundation temporarily helps to prevent these beetles from entering buildings.
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