What Bug Is This?

Hi, does anyone know what bug this is? I've only found one and it was in my bed but it disappeared as soon as I moved after I took the picture so I'm kinda worried now. Many thanks!


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December 6, 20201 found this helpful

It looks like a hard shelled beetle.

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December 6, 20201 found this helpful

This looks like a typical carpet beetle that comes in during the cooler months of the year. They are a pain and can eat the fibers in your carpet, furniture, or even bedding. I would vacuum up the room, empty the bag, and lay down some sticky fly paper to trap them and get rid of them in your home. If you leave them too long they can easily multiply and then you'll have a mess. It is best to clean now to stop them from multiplying.

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December 7, 20200 found this helpful

Yes this a Beetle - Looks like a Click Beetle - also know as a Spring Beetle, Snap Beetle, and Skipjacks. Harmless to people, but it loves vegetation, food crumbs, moldy/damp debris. Here's more on this Beetle, -

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December 7, 20200 found this helpful

There are so many different kinds of beetles and there are just as many outdoors as indoors so it's really difficult to tell just which type you have.
There are three basic groups that could require treatment inside your home; they are usually decided into groups according to what they eat/destroy.
Fabric-infesting beetles / Food product beetles / Wood - destroying beetles

This beetle could have gotten into your home inside a potted plant, some sort of package or even firewood so you may not really have an infestation - yet.
It's also possible it is a pantry beetle that came in with some food purchases and is now feasting on food that is not in a sealed container.
I believe the best idea is to look for more bugs to see where they may be located. If in your closets, bedroom or bathroom then it may be a clothes eating beetle and you'll have to try and vacuum thoroughly, even under beds to try and eliminate any larval before you have a full blown 'army'.

I would recommend that you contact your local extension agency and ask for their advice as they will be more familiar with what is most common in your area. They can also tell you where to look for the bugs and how to remove them.
Here are two links - second link is how to find your local agency.

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December 8, 20200 found this helpful


This is a beetle. Lots of beetles, like ladybugs, like to come in to over-winter.

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