How to get rid of Black Beetles

How to get rid of Black Beetles. The black beetle is a common household bug. During the spring they often enter our homes to lay eggs around baseboards, especially in areas where there are wool, leather, or cereals stored or even just dampness or a lot of dust around.

Usually, they are found under cabinets, along baseboards, and inside walls. If you want to eliminate these bugs and stop them from returning.

You should remove all materials that attracted them, such as woolen items or leather because their main issue is where they nest.

How to get rid of Black Beetles

how to get rid of black beetles

Soap and soapy water are the most effective methods of exterminating black beetles. Vacuum them up with a wet/dry vacuum or ShopVac. Set out cedar oil traps.


Use DE as a silica-based agent when sprinkled around your doorframes and window frames and even beetles inside window cracks and baseboards to kill beetles.

Use essential oils to combat the effects of Black Beetle infestations.

Dish Soap and Water can be Used

Pour water into a mason jar and add a few drops of dish soap. As the beetles fall from the plant into the jar, they will drown in the solution of water and soap.

Vacuum Them up

vacuum them up

try using a wet/dry or ShopVac to remove the bugs. The vacuum is great for pulling bugs out of where they are resting as well as chasing pests away and removing them from sight.

Hanging Beetle Traps

You can get rid of beetles by hanging traps around your lawn. Typically yard traps consist of a pouch filled with sticky, aromatic substances to attract beetles.

Beetles trying to feed off it get stuck inside instead and die.

Using Peppermint Oil

using peppermint oil

There are several natural ways to keep plant pests away, such as mint oil and peppermint plants.

Use a 10-15 part blend of essential oils and water to spray around your doorframes, vents, and windows to prevent them from entering your home.

DE Method

Animals, children, and pets can all safely use the product, but insects are deadly. DE dehydrates small insects quickly.

Use DE to kill beetles by sprinkling them around access points and along foundation seams, following the instructions on the package.

Applying Neem Oil

applying neem oil

Neem oil products are used as a natural insect repellent across the world and for good reason. More than 200 other insects are killed by this oil without harming people or animals.

To protect indoor plants from insects like beetles, spray neem oil on them directly.

Preventing Methods

  • Be sure to seal cracks in caulk and weather stripping, as well as other accessible turf and mulch areas such as around windows, open doors, and soffits.
  • The best way to keep black beetles out of your home is to avoid giving them food sources that may attract them, such as keeping perishable foods refrigerated and consuming leftovers as soon as possible.
  • The other smart idea is to treat black beetles outside of your foundation before they can enter through windows and doors by using exterior barrier sprays available from local home goods stores.
    Carpet beetles and beetle infestations

    If you think you have a carpet black beetle infestation, it’s important to act fast. These pests can do serious damage to your carpets, clothing, and other fabrics.

    -Put mothballs around areas where bugs might be living or visiting often like clothes closets, attics, basements, or under flower beds and couches.

    Throw away any old wool blankets or rugs if they are infested with bugs. Make sure to seal up the vacuum bag when throwing them out so that any live larvae don’t escape.

  • Tiny black beetles
  • You may have seen tiny black beetles in your home and wondered what they are. These pests are called black carpet beetle, and they can cause damage to your carpets, clothing, and other fabrics.


Is vinegar effective against black beetles?

Use this house hold essential for pest control by mixing equal parts water and white or apple cider vinegar in a black beetle spray bottle (about 1/4 cup of each) and spraying away.

What smell does the black beetle dislike?

Use clove oil, neem oil, vinegar, peppermint oil, cedar oil, lavender oil, citronella, and eucalyptus oil to repel black ground beetles and other stinky pests.


How to get rid of Black Beetles. The small black beetles are a common sight in many homes, and sadly, they’re almost always signs of pest infestations.

Their natural attraction is moisture and food, and they tend to enter homes through cracks and holes in window and door frames, or areas where pipes enter the building.

Hopefully, we’ve been able to help you make an informed decision about getting rid of black beetles in your home.

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