Tiny Black Bugs in Kitchen

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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August 5, 20111 found this helpful
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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.

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January 10, 20171 found this helpful

I just found them in noodles and beans I've seen weevels these have wings

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August 1, 20172 found this helpful

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!!!!

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August 6, 20113 found this helpful
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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.



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August 31, 20171 found this helpful
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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 believe we got them from bring produce home from the farmers market.

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

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. I managed to get rid of them just before I decided to give up and call an exterminator. Ehow saved me a lot of money!

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July 31, 20161 found this helpful

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

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March 23, 20171 found this helpful

please share how you got rid of them?

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September 9, 20170 found this helpful

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

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April 11, 20161 found this helpful

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.


Threw those out and cleaned, hopefully they're gone.

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February 11, 20171 found this helpful

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!!

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May 7, 20170 found this helpful

I checked several opened dog treat bags and I had been feeding them for months! So glad I looked this up today.

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August 3, 20170 found this helpful

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!

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September 17, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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June 20, 20163 found this helpful

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.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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August 17, 20170 found this 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.

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