Pest Identification: Ground Beetles in Tennessee

Despite being one of the largest beetle species in Tennessee, ground beetles don’t pose any health hazards or potential property damage to homeowners or business owners. They can, however, become serious nuisances, as they often scuttle their way into homes and workspaces.

Ground beetles are also often mistaken for cockroaches, due to their size and speed, which can create an unnecessary panic for residents and business owners. Learn more about these garden insects and how U.S. Pest Protection can keep them out of your home or business.

How to Identify Ground Beetles

Their large size makes ground beetles easy to identify with the naked eye. Measuring between ⅛ and 1.5 inches in length, ground beetles’ wing covers can vary between brown, green, or bronze but are typically black. Despite having wings, adults cannot fly, but they move quickly along the ground in search of worms, slugs, and other pests to feed on.

As ground beetles do not damage property or feed on food storage, the only sign that they’re infesting your home or business is if you find them indoors. Ground beetles prefer to hide in dark, damp places in your home, or gather around your foundation or under bright outdoor lighting.

Ways to Prevent Ground Beetles in Tennessee

Ground beetles are excellent solutions for natural garden pest control, but they should never be welcome in your home. If ground beetles crowd around your front or back door at night, discourage them by turning off your outdoor lighting, as it attracts large numbers of these unwanted pests. Consider placing lights in your yard or garden to draw ground beetles away from your home.

Additionally, while they may be large, ground beetles can still find their way into your home through poorly sealed windows, cracks, and holes. Be sure to seal the outside of your home with caulk, or contact U.S. Pest Protection about potential prevention methods we have to offer.

Stop Ground Beetles in Their Tracks with U.S. Pest Protection

For peace of mind and a ground beetle-free home or business in Tennessee, look no further than U.S. Pest Protection. Our trained pest professionals have the knowledge and experience to get rid of ground beetle infestations, whether you need our services on a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly basis.

In addition to our effective pest control methods, we can prevent an infestation before it even begins with our proactive prevention solutions. From screens to block vents that lead into your home to finding and sealing cracks and holes in your home, we’ll ensure ground beetles never find their way indoors.

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Keep ground beetles in the garden and out of your home with effective pest control solutions from U.S. Pest Protection. Is your living or workspace currently free of ground beetles? We can keep it that way with our proactive prevention methods, such as screens, traps, and more. Schedule your free ground beetle inspection with U.S. Pest Protection today!

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