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What Is This Bug?

A small bug on a towel.I've seen several of these in my bathroom and I've never seen them before. I don't know what they are. If anyone knows, please let me know.

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September 22, 20210 found this helpful

Looks like a Roach . They are perfectly harmless and usually die off after a couple days in the house , they are normally found outside. They are scary and not pretty to look at and very fast, you can buy "Roach Spray" that will kill them .

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September 22, 20210 found this helpful

This is a weevil, not a roach (you can tell by the snout). You'll need to do a thorough search for all sources of grain in all your rooms and either seal them up or discard them. For example, rice heating pads, popcorn leftovers, pet food, and kid's projects made of flour paste often can be overlooked. They may enter the residence from contaminated packages (check your pantry) or directly from the outdoors.

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Make sure your windows and doors have good caulk and weather stripping, with no holes in screens, etc. It probably wouldn't hurt to keep your bathroom drains closed, although I've never actually heard of them coming in that way. Good luck friend!

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September 22, 20210 found this helpful

It looks like a water bug to me. Use an all-purpose insecticide and that will help get rid of them.

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September 22, 20210 found this helpful

This appears to be a weevil. They can be devastating in the pantry/kitchen, as they can infest all grain products, making them unfit for consumption. Check all cabinets VERY thoroughly, for any signs of these insects, and toss if you find any in food products, including pet foods. Also check any rice or bean-filled DIY heating pads and toys.

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Wipe down all cabinets with white distilled vinegar and let dry. If grain products seem un-infested, store in airtight plastic, glass, or metal containers---not bags or boxes. This should fix the problem. Vacuum up any of the bugs themselves, and empty the dirt cup or replace bag...outside. Good luck.

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September 24, 20210 found this helpful

Japanese beatle

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September 24, 20210 found this helpful

I agree with Iceskater and gggd that this is a weevil.
They find their way inside a bathroom during the fall season to hide all winter season. Some weevils come during the summer to find shelter when the weather outside starts turning hot.

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Weevils are one of the most unpleasant pests you can find in a bathroom. They may not be dangerous because they arent known to carry or transmit parasites and diseases, but they multiply rapidly. Adult weevils only have two to three months lifespan, but female weevils will lay an average of four eggs per day or at least 240 eggs in their lifetime.

Weevils often enter through cracks in your bathroom wall, gaps in windows and doors, or spaces next to sewer pipes, or through light fixture openings, or through bathroom vents and broken screens.
The bathroom makes the best breeding ground for weevils as they prefer damp and humid conditions.

Make thorough cleaning and vacuuming, but make sure to empty the bin outside.

Get rid of anything that might be attractive to weevils in restrooms, like grain crumbs or weevil-infested plants.

A simple soapy solution with dish soap and warm water can kill adult weevils.

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Insecticidal soap will help to kill them much faster. Spray weevils with with this soapy solution, make sure to soak them thoroughly and wait until it's time to clean after them.

You can use a simple vinegar and water solution to clean your bathroom. This is an effective natural deterrent for weevils. You can add a few drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil.

Diatomaceous earth can kill existing weevils and prevent any infestation from happening again. Sprinkle it around your bathroom, including secluded spots. Let the powder sit for several days, then vacuum.

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