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Identifying Small Brown Bugs

Does anyone know what kind of bug this is and if so, how do I get rid of them? I'm always finding them in my bathroom on the floor or in the sink. Recently I found some in my bed. They don't fly.
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August 19, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like a type of beetle that is feeding on the debris in and around your bed. Clean everything in/on/around your bed. They should be gone when you start fresh.

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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

This is a beetle. Annoying, but harmless.

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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like a fungus beetle. www.colonialpest.com/.../

They like damp areas and humidity. Probably coming in because the nights are a tad cooler and houses hold heat and humidity and their fungus among us food supplies!

Check for openings in window frames, around doors, etc. And caulk and seal

To get rid of them (if you are unwilling to catch and release far from your house) you can sucks them up in the vacuum cleaner and then dispose of the bag immediately. You may want to to leave the vacuum on the porch or in the garage overnight just to be sure.

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August 21, 20180 found this helpful

looks like your garden variety coleopterous vulgaris (IE basic beetle). They are attracted to the moist and decomposition occuring there

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August 21, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like a beetle, they are harmless and do not bite, but of course needed to get rid of. Go to any hardware store and check out sprays that are listed for getting rid of your bugs.

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August 23, 20180 found this helpful

Your bug does appear to be in the beetle family but I did not think too many beetles hunt out moisture so being found in the bathroom is puzzling.

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  • I do not believe it is the fungus beetle as they are usually brown and this bug appears to be black and not quite the same shape.
  • You can send your picture to your local extension office and they can tell you what it is and also give you some pointers on how to get rid of them and also how to keep them from coming back.
  • Here is a link to find your local agent:
  • www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../what-is-extension-service.htm
  • In the meantime, you should start looking for any openings in your bathroom cabinets or any leakage around your pipes as this may be a source of moisture for them.
  • Next, think about keeping your bathroom aired out by leaving the door open and showers open so the moisture can dissipate and not hang around too long.
  • You can gather up 2 or 3 of these bugs and put them in a zip lock baggie and take them to one of the better hardware stores - like Ace or True Value - and ask one of their bug people about what to use to get rid of your bugs.
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  • Let us know if you find out exactly what bug you have as ThriftyFun receives a lot of questions about "little black bugs".
  • Here is an enlarged picture of your bug:
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