Tiny Black Bugs on Kitchen Floor

What are those very small, 1/16 round, with flat bottom, black and some with spots, bugs I've found on my kitchen floor? Usually in large groups. Most are under the dishwasher.

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You really have to watch closely to see them move.

By Tracy from Cleveland, OH

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March 12, 20100 found this helpful
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You might look at them with a magnifier, and then research carpet beetles. Good Luck!

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July 6, 20180 found this helpful

Yes they are a variety of carpet beetles. I had to learn to identify them while working for a hotel. The first time I saw one I thought it was a bed bug and freaked out, but they are harmless and you can use esssntial oils to kill them

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May 23, 20150 found this helpful
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They are flour mites. The seek out damp warm places where there is dry food.

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August 22, 20170 found this helpful

I keep all my flours in the fridge

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August 22, 20170 found this helpful
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I don't see a picture. If they are around your dishwasher, you have some kind of a leak. You need to have your dishwasher pulled out to see what is going on and fix it.

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Save the bugs and put them in a sealed plastic bag. Bring to a place that sells pesticides. They will help you identify it. When you eliminate food and water resources you will get rid of the bugs.

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July 24, 20180 found this helpful

Might be a lot cooler if you just took a pic of the offending critter, instead of carrying dead bugs around in a ziplock bag!?? But thats just me, carry on, carry on. #youdoyouboo #ugoncarry56bugspeciesaroundwitya

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May 21, 20140 found this helpful

I am having the same problem with these tiny insects! They are only showing up after I run the dishwasher!! I am a very very clean person and have no other problems with bugs in my house.

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These little guys are only under the dishwasher and no where else. Please! I need help figuring out what the heck they are and how to get rid of them!

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March 18, 20160 found this helpful

no

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June 22, 20160 found this helpful

Most likely those are springtails

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