Strange bugs around the house?

Asked July 4, 2018, 3:02 AM EDT

Hi, I'm trying to figure out where these bugs are coming from and what they are, orkin sprays regularly so I don't know what they could be? Do you mind identifying them and giving me a solution to my problem? They are black vary in size (this is the biggest I've seen) hard backs looks like they have wings maybe but they don't fly or jump as I've seen and I always find them on their backs dead or almost dead

Christian County Kentucky

1 Response

These look to be ground beetles. They are fairly quick runners and accidental invaders into homes. This publication will give more information on management:
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef104
See also: https://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/ground-beetles

Management usually involves tightening up your home: caulking around doors and windows, making sure door sweeps are functionally, fill openings into the home around water lines, etc.