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What Kind of a Bug Is This?

A small orange brown bug.Hello, I have found these first in the light fixture of my newly rented apartment. They were all dead. From the tiniest baby bugs that appeared orange, to older deep orange/red looking to dark brown grown bugs. Their tummies appear quite round. I have now found one crawling up my curtain.

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Should I be worried? Thank you very much in advance!

A small orange brown bug.
 

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March 13, 20212 found this helpful
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This is a spider beetle. I think you found the American spider beetle. It has a reddish-brown to black shiny globe-shaped abdomen. Legs, head, thorax, and antennae are pale yellow.

 
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Thank you so very much for your help! I dealt with tick infestation last year (due to my own negligence), so knowing this is not a big issue, is a huge relief. Thank you again!

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March 13, 20211 found this helpful
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Pointy front, teardrop back bodies in the colors you describe are weevils. They often are hitchhikers home from the grocery story in things like flour or cereal.

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Best way to get rid of them is to a good cleaning and vacuuming and check all of your dry goods and toss any that have live or dead bugs.

Since you just moved in, you may just need to do the cleaning part if they came with the previous tenant. Bay leaves and cloves can be placed in your cupboards and along your floor boards (IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN OR PETS) to repel them naturally.

No need to use sprays or chemicals. Usually a good cleaning and the problem is gone. If you see more, talk to your landlord as one of your neighbors could be hosting them from their pantry!

Blessings and prayers for natural and safe solutions!

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Thank you so very much!

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March 13, 20211 found this helpful

They are neither bedbugs nor roaches. I agree it is a type of beetle. Notify your landlord and have him or her exterminate.

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Thank you very much for your help!

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March 14, 20211 found this helpful

This is a Ptininae - or also known as a Spider Beetle. They are called that because they look like spiders, but they are from the beetle family.

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They love dry plant materials and animal matter. - en.wikipedia.org/.../

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