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What Type of Bug Is This?

A small bug on a white surface.I found one on my bed and the other in a container where I store food. I am freaking out. Is it a bed bug? My boyfriend who sleeps with me every night does not have bites and neither do I.

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September 29, 20210 found this helpful

NOT a bed bug defiantly. We had those before. If it were, you would both have bites on your bodies. Alot of bites!

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September 29, 20210 found this helpful

This is a Sawtoothed Grain Beetle hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/sawtoothed-grain-beetle

They attack almost any dry food.
"In homes, sawtoothed grain beetle problems begin when residents bring infested food into the kitchen. The insects quickly spread to other bagged or boxed products. In their adult form, sawtoothed grain beetles may even leave the pantry and appear in other areas of the house. Beetle-infested items often cause mold problems due to moisture buildup. Aside from tainting stored goods, sawtoothed grain beetles do not cause many issues for homeowners.

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The pests cannot bite or sting and do not infest fabrics. However, it is crucial to identify and remove all affected products to prevent reinfestation." www.orkin.com/.../sawtooth-grain-beetle

Throw away infested food and clean the empty shelves with a vacuum to remove any insects and food particles.
Store new food products in tightly sealed containers.
Insecticide application is the final step.

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September 29, 20210 found this helpful

A bed bug has a more rounded shape. If you had bed bugs, you would have bites and blood stains on your sheets. I would use an insecticide. I would also wash out all cabinets and store food in sealed containers.

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September 30, 20210 found this helpful

This is NOT a bedbug, so relax. It appears to be a Sawtoothed Grain Beetle. They do not fly or bite, but they can create a problem in a kitchen or other areas of a house where a source of food is available. The sawtoothed grain beetle is not attracted to light and it does not fly.

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The sawtoothed grain beetle does not infest whole grain. Its flat body allows it to enter tiny cracks and infest broken kernels. They infest: Birdseed, Cereals, Rolled Oats, Chocolates, Dried fruits, Flour, Pastas, Rice, Sugar, Pet foods, Nuts, Tobacco, Fried Meats and Yeast. They can also be seen scavenging food crumbs dropped on the floor.

The female beetle deposits eggs in cracks in food or on ground food, like flour. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed and grow. When the larvae are ready to change to adult beetles, they make a cocoon from food particles. In warm, humid conditions, the entire life cycle, from egg to mature adult, takes about two months. There can be several generations per year.

You have some work to do to rid your home of these pests. Try these methods to help get rid of the pests:

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Throw away infested food - Empty cabinets and pantries and check every package

Vacuum - Clean the empty shelves with a vacuum to remove any insects and food particles, then wipe down cabinets with white distilled vinegar and let dry. Also do a thorough vacuum of the entire home.

Practice good food storage habits - Store new food products in tightly sealed glass, metal or plastic containers, NOT in boxes or bags. Store pet food in containers with a tight lid. And properly store any DIY rice-filled heating packs or toys.
Check this for more info, and photos of the adult and the larva:
extension.entm.purdue.edu/.../E-228.html

Good luck.

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