social

Identifying a Bug?

A small bug on a wooden floor.This bug was crawling on my dog and then I saw another crawling on my floor. I live on land in Houston, Texas and want to make sure this isnt harmful. It was in my bedroom and also on my dog.

Advertisement

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 320 Answers
May 12, 20220 found this helpful

Likely a common carpet beetle. Not a problem to see one or two, but best to take steps since they lay eggs in Spring. They are not harmful to humans or pets but might eat natural fibers. Small openings in window screens should be repaired. Diatomaceous earth can be applied outside near doors and windows. Brush doggo frequently. Keep a spray bottle of straight vinegar (any type) to zap them when seen. Vacuum up dust bunnies and, if they start to become uncontrollable, have the carpets steam cleaned. They're also fond of soiled laundry, so best to keep the hamper tightly closed. Good luck!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
May 12, 20220 found this helpful

Put the bug in a sealed bag. Take it to any place that sells pesticides. They will identify it for you and sell you the correct pesticide.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
May 12, 20220 found this helpful

The bug in the picture is too small to really identify but it looks like a beetle. there are many types of beetles and each kind does damage in different ways.

Advertisement


Take this picture or a closer-up one if possible to an Ace or TrueValue hardware store and ask for help. These smaller stores will pay more attention to your questions than most clerks in larger stores.

You can also send pictures and ask questions online at your local county extension service offices as they know what type of bugs are prevalent in your area.
www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control BugsMay 12, 2022
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
🐛
Pest Control
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-14 01:06:25 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Identifying-a-Bug-14.html