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How do I get rid of Unknown Click Beetle - Hemicrepidius morio in my house in RI?

Last year, my husband and I started noticing these beetles in our house. I have found a picture of them on this site, they are the Unknown Click Beetle - Hemicrepidius morio. They are very annoying. We have tried several different sprays, but they wont go away. They are in every room in our one floor home. I probably get rid of anywhere from five to ten a day. When they get on our hardwood floor, for some reason, I find them on their backs and later die. When I move my couches I find many dead behind the couches weekly. They mostly come out in the early evening til morning and from summer through early winter. Any ideas out there...I am running out of options and am having a hard time sleeping knowing these creepy crawlers are lingering.

Click beetles

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I have lived with click beetles in my apt for 5 months now. They went through all my belongings, peeing and pooping everywhere. Two treatments with Alpine WSG did nothing to them. How did you get rid of the beetles in your home?

Picture would be helpful
I suspect that you may have misidentified the insect present in your house. Consider taking a photograph and submitting it to ID request. There are excellent beetle specialists at BugGuide. If the insects are coming inside your house from outdoors, spraying is generally unhelpful. Instead, you will need to seal off your house more effectively, focusing on windows, door thresholds, and around pipes that enter your home, depending on the species. Taking pictures of the insects to post to BugGuide will also allow you to learn more about them and may thereby make you more comfortable with them. In the future, you may have difficulty sleeping because you want to take more interesting pictures of these creatures, rather than fearing them!

I did try to take pictures. I
I did try to take pictures. I took pictures on every setting on my camera and none of them showed the detail I needed it to. The beetles that I have in my house are the same exact beetles that you show on this site as the Unknown Click Beetle. It has the exact same markings.

How bugs get their common names (a thought)
I enjoy reading the notes in the Forums. This one referring to the "Unknown Click Beetle" really intrigued me and I had to look up the photo of the beetle. It's only listed as "Unknown Click Beetle" since the person posting the photo at the time didn't know what kind of click beetle it was, thus the name "unknown".

You could catch one of the beetles in a container and take it outside to photograph. You might be able to get a better photograph outdoors and then you could send in that photo to have the beetle identified.

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