Identifying Small Black Bugs

It is a very small dark brown to black beetle like bug. I've searched images and am not coming up with anything conclusive. The area that I wrote on is approximately 2 inches just to give an idea of how small this thing was.
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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

If this was on your bed, it looks like a bedbug that just ate.

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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

Definitely not a bed bug. In seeing it in person, and viewing a myriad of images of actual bed bugs, they are nothing alike. It was also not on a bed, couch, etc. simply scampering on the table.

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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

Hopefully the image of bed bugs uploads this time. Fingers crossed.

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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

It fuzzes out a bit when I blow it up, but from the regular size image it looks a lot like a June bug (general black beetle):

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This is a picture for you to compare yours. The are very common inside in the summer. Not harmless, although pets should not be eating them.

Post back if this is what you have. One or two I would not worry about. Take them outside away from the house or vacuum them up. If you have a bunch, look for cracks in walls and around windows and get them sealed up.

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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

We must have different resolutions on our devices as when I zoom, I'm not getting a blurry image. Maybe this is a better shot? Mind you, it was a very small bug, and it's exoskeleton was quite crunchy when I smashed it after taking the photo.

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for the other photo. Yep. I have a very old computer with very poor resolution. Not in the budget to replace it at the moment since it still works for everything else :)

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What you are describing is smaller than a June bug (these are about the size of a pinkie finger nail), so I am off on that one.

It does look to be in that family of beetles with the hard shell and leg formation. The family is called Scarabs or scarab beetles. They come in a variety of sizes.

Basically a harmless pest.

I agree these do not look like bed bugs.

If you are in the US you can send the photos to your local home extension office and they can confirm for you:

www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

Ours are a lovely group and quite helpful.

Post back what you learn. Thanks again for the other photo!

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

Yes, I am in the States. Thank you for your feedback. I'm now thinking it's a flea beetle?

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Not sure how it got into the house, as I'm not surrounded by much foliage. Thanks again!

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

Flea beetles are jumping bugs, so if you have jumpers, this may be what you have. They like tomato plants so if you have those around your house, they could have come to feast on those.

Talk to your home extension office to verify.

The good news is if that is what they are, there are a lot of safer ways to get rid of them like using 2 cups rubbing alcohol, 5 cups water, and 1 tablespoon liquid soap and spraying it around the places they live.

Do keep pets and small children away from this because it should not be ingested by humans!

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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

Some type of Black bettle bug. I have found one dead in my closet by my front door.

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