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Identifying and Getting Rid of Small Brown Bugs?

I have been seeing these small brown bugs in my apartment. Now I have found them in my bed. They are small thin brown bugs and when I smash them they ooze brown stuff. They are not bed bugs. How can I find out what they are and how to get rid of them?

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

Put some in a plastic bag. Seal well. Take to your local health department or even a garden center. Don't crush them.

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

If I ere you I would follow Judy's advise, or go to an exterminator, especially if they have a diy exterminator shop in your area. Many exterminators actually give a free consult.

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Aside from that, websites like this can help you find out what they are. www.insectidentification.org/true-bugs.asp

One thing you want to make sure is that it's not a deer tick! Apparently they can resemble the thing you found. Here's a thread that discuss other types of bugs it could be bedbugger.com/.../close-to-tears-and-panicking-do-any...

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

You can also contact your local Agricultural Agency (just Google this with your zip and you will find their web page).
Send them an email with a photo and any information you have about how many are you seeing, where do you see them, when did you first see them, what happened in your home (new plants indoors, groceries, clothing changes, etc.) days before first seeing these bugs. They will also want to know their approximate size as well as at least one good close-up photo.

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February 26, 20171 found this helpful

Take them and a photo to your local state university extension. Master Gardeners have training in identifying bugs. Find your local extension and call them.

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February 26, 20171 found this helpful

I would recommend your local extension office, or you local ffa/ag instructor at the high school. You said you were in an apartment. Unless you own the building, that would indicate you have a landlord.

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I would talk to the landlord. If you have them, most likely others in the building do as well, and it probably needs to be treated, at the landlords expense.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

Try using plain salt and spreading it into your carpet after a deep vacuum and don't vacuum again for a couple weeks to get it deep into your carpet it should be fairly heavy to get good coverage .this will dry out any bugs fleas etc and dehydrate eggs so they can't hatch you can also use use a solution of boiled cloves or eucalyptus oil for surfaces .it's a natural deterrent for all types of insects including mosquitos and non toxic .I would never spray cclove where pets can get it on there skin though because it's a natural analgesic that could cause numbing . Add a little more salt each week for a couple weeks and let it sink in it may feel and look weird until it settles but after about a month ANYTHING living in your house and their eggs should be history. Then vacuum real good and repeat as needed .

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May 2, 20170 found this helpful

A word of caution about putting salt in your carpet. Salt is hard to get out of the carpet and when you next get a steamy humid day the salt in the carpet will absorb moisture and the carpet will be damp!

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

Get you phone and get a good zoomed pic and Google it's description under identify bugs native or commonly found in your state and narrow. It. Down to images into you see the ones that look like yours then click on go to website you'll find out exactly what is bit try my salt remedy and since you are in an apt it's illegally your landlords duty to rid the building of invasive insects unless they are fleas from you pets in which case the salt is a totally green and nontoxic early besides bombing the house to get rid of them and their eggs.

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