Tiny Black Bugs in Kitchen

I live in northeast Ohio and for the last couple of days we have had these small black bugs in our kitchen. They are mainly on the floor around the baseboards. There are a lot of them. Anyone know what they are and how to get rid of them?

By Mary H.

August 5, 20110 found this helpful

I have had these same bugs. I am not sure of the name but I consider them flour weevels. they come in all flour and if you have flour around long enough, they hatch. If you have some old flour, get rid of it, and clean up well.

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

If they are weevils, the best advice I found to get rid of them was on www.ehow.com. Even after I got rid of all the food the darned things were around for a long time. I managed to get rid of them just before I decided to give up and call an exterminator. Ehow saved me a lot of money!

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July 31, 20160 found this helpful

the little black bugs I have hang aroundthe light under my kitchen stove and my lamp shade light in the living room when you squeeze them they disappear like ashes

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August 6, 20110 found this helpful

They are two different types of pantry pests, usually infest old food. Don't forget about old doggie treats. Getting rid of the source and anything they may have infested and thorough cleaning is all that is needed to rid them.


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April 11, 20160 found this helpful

Had the same problem. Went digging through the cupboard they seemed to be coming from and found them all through a bag of those pill sized dog treats my spouse didn't secure the twist tie on. Threw those out and cleaned, hopefully they're gone.

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June 20, 20160 found this helpful

I have the same thing. They are near the baseboard but most are in the kitchen on the window seal. I have seen a few flying but are mostly dead.

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I have tiny black bugs in my cupboard, what might they be?

By Sheree B. from Youngstown, OH

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August 17, 20112 found this helpful

Sounds like you might have some "mealy bugs" which come from pasta, grits, meal, flour, dried beans, cereals like oatmeal and cream-of-wheat. If any of those things are stored in that area, be sure to check every other food item too, as the little bugs are very "contagious" and will manage to get into just about everything.

If you ate them, they wouldn't kill you, but you probably don't want to. The bugs are in some food items right from the fields of wheat, rice and other grains. They just haven't hatched yet. Flour and cornmeal are probably the most often contaminated with them.

I keep many dried bay leaves in all cabinets and cupboards where I store such food items. The little bugs don't like Bay Leaves. I also open some canisters and drop in a Bay Leaf or two. It doesn't hurt the food, and will keep the food safe from the bugs.

Hope this helps. Not knowing exactly what your bugs look like, I'm choosing the one most likely to be there in order to offer advice.

Best of Luck to you.


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August 22, 20111 found this helpful

Weevils. I had them once. They hatched out of a bag of old whole wheat flour. It took me three weeks to get rid of them, but I did, just before I was desperate enough to call an exterminator. Check how e-how.com and look up "how to get rid of kitchen weevils." Read everything. I did and I got some great ideas that worked.

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