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I am still searching. I have better pictures. We just can't seem to get rid of them. They are in the laundry room and occasionally I find them throughout the house. We sprayed, but are still finding them.
I saw this bug in our home. I tried looking it up and Google didn't really help. Can someone tell me what bug is this and if this is a one time invader or there would be more of them?
It's the right color for a silverfish, and may be a nymph (baby) but full grown ones have longer legs and don't have pinchers or pointy rumps. See the photo....
I would scoop it into a glass jar, seal tighly, double bag it, and take it to your local hardware store or garden center to get them to identify it. This way you can be positive and then figure out the best solution! There are many natural, chemical free ways to rid your home of pests!
Let us know what you find! Good luck!!
I have been finding these on my window, randomly on my bed, and a few times in my closet.
Help is greatly appreciated!
Its pattern is very much a carpet beetle's:
I've been finding these little bigs on my windowsills, curtains, and blinds. Can anyone tell me what they are and how to get rid of them?
These are carpet beetles. Wash what you can in hot, soapy water and vacuum what you can't wash.
Can someone please tell me what this bug is? It hangs on my window sills in my kitchen only and on the kitchen tile floor.
It looks like a carpet beetle. Make sure they arent in your cupboards and that your kitchen floor is wiped clean of spills.
Definitely a carpet beetle from the pattern.
That's not a carpet beetle, that a stick bug !!!
I personally think this is a stick bug and not a carpet beetle. I have seen these around a lot and we've always called them stick bugs.
So how do you get rid of them.. the only place I have seen them is in the kitchen window sill, tile floor and a couple on counter.
None in cabinets just on Window sill and Floor mostly few on counter. I clean and clean they just keep coming back.
How do I get rid of them?
I keep randomly finding these in my apartment. We live in a downtown area in Abilene, Texas. The building is enclosed and very old, but our apartment is super clean. I hate bugs and just want to know what gives.
I found this guy on my jeans that have been on the floor for 12 hours. I've never seen any like this. I live in Ontario and being December can't see it being tracked in accidentally from brush, being it -16C outside.
So, our bug nightmare is continuing. The exterminator came and we seem to have a handle on the grain beetle problem. Every now and then we had been finding 1-2 in our bedroom sheets/pillow by a window. The exterminator sprayed the bedroom perimeter and put poison powder all along the outside of the window. Today, I found another tiny bug on the mattress pad (same location) when I went to change the sheets.
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.
Can someone please tell me what these are/ They are about the size of a pin head and run fast. They don't fly or jump.
They could be spring tails. They are harmless. Frequent vacuuming will prevent a big infestation.
You could take a few in a container to a garden center and they may be able to identify them for you and, give you instructions on how to get rid of them. Some pest control places will do this too. Or do a free inspection. The common small bugs found in houses are carpet beetles, fleas and bed bugs.
The bug is some sort of flea.
There are a couple bugs that like the window sill like:
- book lice
- clover mites
This is a good reference: www.home-ec101.com/
Bugs like this are so small that it is difficult to get a good photo that gives enough detail to be able to identify them.
If you can gather two or three in a pill bottle or jar or baggie you may be able to ask at a real garden center or stop by a local exterminator's office as they may be able to see the bug good enough to have some idea as to what it is. It seems that it is a bug that likes dampness/moisture so that should help ID it.
You can also locate your county extension office and ask them or take it by their office. You can locate your local office from this link.
Thank you! I figured it out, it's spring tails.
This bug is tiny, is only in the kitchen area, counter tops, on the floor at times, and this one was on the way. I don't see them everyday, but I found a bag of old flour and there we tons in it. It crawls slowly, doesn't jump or anything. What kind of bug is this?
What is this tiny bug found around bathroom sink? The pictures were taken at 10x and regular for scale. It has a hard shell and doesn't fly or bite. I live in a newly built home.
What are these? They crawl and are almost microscopic. I have included two different pictures. They look like they might be the same kind.
I have found several bugs like this one in my bedroom recently. They are really really small. Also lately I have had some suspicious itchy bumps in my arms/legs. Could anybody help identify them - are they bed bugs?
Do you know what kind of bugs these are? They are in the bedroom, kitchen, and even in the bathroom.
They look like cockroaches.
They look like termites to me.