I live in northeast Ohio and for the last couple of days we have had these small black bugs in our kitchen. They are mainly on the floor around the baseboards. There are a lot of them. Anyone know what they are and how to get rid of them?
By Mary H.
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I have had these same bugs. I am not sure of the name but I consider them flour weevels. they come in all flour and if you have flour around long enough, they hatch. If you have some old flour, get rid of it, and clean up well.
I just found them in noodles and beans I've seen weevels these have wings
Omg I am having a huge problem with these little black bugs I am going insane I went and bought different kinds of bug spray that says it treats the area for 12 months I sprayed my entire house when the kids and pets were in bed they were gone for a few days then bam they were again!!! I don't know what to do I am a clean freak and it makes me feel disgusted that they r in my house help me get rid of them!!!!
Do they fly as well?
These are cereal bugs They live in rice flour and cereal only want to get rid of them is clean out all your kitchen cabinets take everything out clean the bugs out and then put everything back
If you look at a box with flour, bread crumbs something like that in it, look for tiny holes in the box these little bugs eat through the cardboard. When I opened the top there were hundreds of them.
They are two different types of pantry pests, usually infest old food. Don't forget about old doggie treats. Getting rid of the source and anything they may have infested and thorough cleaning is all that is needed to rid them.
I have done all of the above he found them infesting our pantry inside the boxes that were not even open yet they had made holes in some of the boxes and got inside through plastic even now I am finding they are flying and went from being around just the baseboards and on the floor to being in our furniture! I have cleaned with bleach I have used Ortho Home Defense insect killer kills all common household bugs up to 12 month protection non-staining order free dries fast long lasting Bug Barrier and you can use it on carpets and upholstery this has not worked they are literally like unkillable unless I squish them myself. I pulled the cushions off of my couch, where I have been sleeping lately because my daughter is sick, and I found to my surprise the whole entire couch had them embedded into the fabric. Last night I cleaned very heavily along the baseboards brushed out and vacuumed the entire couch and got rid of all of the cushions and put them into the garage except for the three obviously I had to sleep on. I covered the whole entire couch with three layers of fabric including a thick comforter and two sheets. One being a fitted sheet because I thought that they would not be able to get through if I had missed any this morning I woke up to a whole different situation in general the little black beetle looking bugs that are tinier than my two-year-old daughter's pinky fingernail we're gone but are still in the kitchen and on the couch there was a type of worm Ashley I still there I can't afford an exterminator.
I know this post is old, but wanted to comment because it lead me to what my problem was. Cigarette Beetles! The name is misleading, and I assure you I do not smoke. These beetles will eat any type of food. They also will play dead for a few seconds when disturbed. Their heads are rather small giving them a round, dome shape. They are brownish/reddish upon inspecting more closely. They can also fly.
I think You might be right that they come from fruit, veggies. I firtst saw them under the litter pan mat when I picked it up to clean it. now I see them by the light switch between my kitchenette and dinette on the wall. I think they came from the banana's I cut in half and one I forgot about and it turned black as it rotted and hardened up. I also have seen a small tiny knat size thing flying around. no more fruit for me. I keep my veggies in my refrigerator and my flour in the refrigerator. I don't know what else it could be?
If they are weevils, the best advice I found to get rid of them was on www.ehow.com. Even after I got rid of all the food the darned things were around for a long time.
the little black bugs I have hang aroundthe light under my kitchen stove and my lamp shade light in the living room when you squeeze them they disappear like ashes
please share how you got rid of them?
You can buy stuff out amazon to get rid of them personally i use salt i luke warm water and wait to disolf x spray gun spray it on the floor boards or wer you get them x then i wash floor with bleach remove animal food every night not eaten b4 bed time will stop them lookin to re produce
Had the same problem. Went digging through the cupboard they seemed to be coming from and found them all through a bag of those pill sized dog treats my spouse didn't secure the twist tie on.
Thank you so much!!! I started listing things people said on this thread to my husband when he asked where they might be coming from. Dog biscuits! We forgot all about a box we put up in the pantry. They were eaten through like termites in wood! WOW!!
I checked several opened dog treat bags and I had been feeding them for months! So glad I looked this up today.
Omg thanks so much! I had so many of these bugs and had no clue where they were coming from. Then after reading one of this posts I remember I had bought oatmeal, went directly to the pantry and voila: that's where they were all coming from!
Thank you!!! These have been driving me nuts for a week or so. I thought they were sluggish fruit flies. After reading this I realize a neighbor had given me a large box of dog treats a week ago, it was on a shelf in my kitchen- opened it and found the source of the bugs! I have taken it to the garbage and am heavily cleaning all surrounding areas.
I have the same thing. They are near the baseboard but most are in the kitchen on the window seal. I have seen a few flying but are mostly dead.
Can verify that - yep - they chew little holes in old pancake mix boxes, and they were having a big ol' party in the old oatmeal container. Wasted $10 on insecticide thinking they were coming through the window frame. Giving cupboard an overdue cleaning right now. Thanks for your answers. Very helpful.
Checked all my dog biscuits, yup Milk Bone dog biscuits were hatching the little buggers. Always happens in the summer and I could never pin it down until the dog treat comment. The look on my dog's face was of desperation when I tossed them. Flour weevils maybe freezing them in the box before opening might help.
These look exactly like the one's I've been seeing in my cabinet, and on the counters. Now I've learned that they chewed through my craker package. I took everything out of the cabinet, they're even in the salt shaker ! They don't fly though. But they are disgusting ! How can I get rid of them ?
That's them ! Next to the penny. What are they ? How can I get rid of them ? I've lived here 21/2 yrs and this is the first time seeing them. They get in boxes. And chew through paper. They're disgusting ! They don't fly.
I just found out my Kerug where you put your coffee mug on there is a drain pan every time coffee drips into this pan it collects coffee water and if you do not empty the pan it becomes standing water over some time the coffee water is subjected to growth and becomes a larve where these Little critters are formed out of what looks like a some what a slime so check your coffee machine ! Good luck
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