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Ground Beetles

Information on Ground Beetles & How They Can Affect Your NY, NJ or CT Property


1/16″ to 1 3/8″ long and black, with shiny skin, six legs and two antennae.


They are found mainly outside, on stones. These beetles will enter a structure at night, since they are attracted to light. When crushed, they give off an unpleasant smell.

How do they affect me?

They are a nuisance pest. These pests are not known to do any type of harm.

What should I do?

Ensure your windows have screens on them. You can also make sure that there are no harboring areas (rocks and logs) close to the foundation of your home. Ground beetles are pests covered under our Home Pest Prevention program.