Identifying Household Bugs

I am trying to identify these tiny bugs. We keep finding them on our kitchen table napkins and in our bed by the window. We had an exterminator come and now have a couple sources identified in our laundry room and outside door near that room.
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August 15, 20180 found this helpful

It looks like a beetle. They are harmless and very hard to get rid of from my experiences with them in the past.

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August 15, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like a water beetle. Try to rid the area of excess moisture

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August 16, 20180 found this helpful

Sorry. The pic blurs out for me so it is hard to tell. If they are hard shell, and have 6 legs, it is probably a beetle or a water bug. If it has 8 legs, it may be a mite (although some do have fewer legs, but most seem to have 8).

When I have issues with creepy crawlies I can't ID, I jar 'um up and take them to my local hardware store. The guys and gals there usually can ID them right away. There aren't many local hardware stores around, so hopefully you have one, or a garden shop.

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Sometime the big box stores have an expert...but lately I have noticed not so much!

Once you ID the critter, you can find the best solution. Most bugs are just trying to find food and shelter. (although some of the mites do bite)..so usually the best way to get rid of them (without chemicals) is looking for how they are getting in and blocking those places.

Hope you get an answer and find a safe remedy to get them to vamoose!

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August 16, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like a beetle for sure. If you can see a brown checkerboard patten on them, they're carpet beetles. Rather harmless.

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August 28, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks to everyone for your help. I have some better picture that I am going to post

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