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Tiny black bugs next to a penny for scale.

Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe key to getting rid of tiny black bugs on kitchen floor is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.


Someone itching their skin from bug bites.

Getting Rid of Tiny White Biting Bugs?If you have small white biting bugs in your home, it would be best to exterminate them as soon as possible. This is a page about getting rid of tiny white biting bugs.


Itching from a bug bite.

Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?Identifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.


Small black bugs smaller than the tip of a match.

Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black BugsMany types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a page about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.


weevil on a leaf

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?Determining what kind of insect pest you have, will help you find the best way to get rid of them. The discussions found below are about trying to identify small brown bugs.


German nymph

Tiny Bugs In My HouseIf you have many tiny bugs in your home, it may be necessary to call an exterminator. This is a page about tiny bugs in my house.


Household Bug

Identifying Household Bugs?This is a page about identifying household bugs. It can be challenge to combat bugs in your home, when you don't know what kind they are.


Identifying Little Biting Bugs

Identifying Little Biting BugsThis is a page about identifying little biting bugs. It can be difficult to know how how to deal with a biting bug if you can't identify it.


Rendering of a dust mite on a white background.

Getting Rid of Dust MitesThis is a page about getting rid of dust mites. Dust mites are a leading cause of allergies and asthma. Literally hundreds of thousands of these tiny insects can make their home in your mattress. There are a number of ways to control and get rid of dust mites.



Human flesh with large read insect bite

Bugs Biting Me In My SleepThis is a page about bugs biting me in my sleep. Identifying the insects responsible for nighttime bites is the first step in getting rid of them.


Identifying Small Brown Bugs

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?Does anyone know what kind of bug this is and if so, how do I get rid of them? I'm always finding them in my bathroom on the floor or in the sink. Recently I found some in my bed. They don't fly.


Getting Rid of Lady Bugs

Getting Rid of Lady BugsThis page is about getting rid of lady bugs. These insects can be a nuisance in some parts of the country.


Air Conditioner

Roaches Coming in Through an Air Conditioner?Central air conditioning ducting can be an easy conduit for pests to enter and infest your home. This is a page about roaches coming in through an air conditioner.


roaches on broom

Getting Rid of Bugs in the KitchenThis is a page about getting rid of bugs in the kitchen. There are a number of insects that want to live where the human food is. You need a safe way to eliminate them.


Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs - bug on skin

Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?I've been having itching problems for a while. At first I didn't know what it was. I was itching so badly that I started seeing scars on my skin and one day I noticed this small black bug, I'm not sure what it is.


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Keeping Earwigs Out of Bird Feeders?I have several bird feeders outside but they get full of Earwig bugs. Any ideas on how to keep them out would be greatly appreciated. I wash the feeders out but they come right back.



Getting Rid of Centipedes Inside Your HomeThis is a page about getting rid of centipedes inside your home. While you may be fine with centipedes outside in your garden, things change when they venture inside.


backyard swimming pool

Tiny Orange Biting Bugs Near Pool?If you have issues with tiny, orange bugs around your pool, you aren't alone. It isn't easy to enjoy your pool when you are being bitten by bugs. This is a page about tiny orange biting bugs near pool.


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Gnats or Bedbugs?I need to know if I have gnats. That's what they look like, but then someone said could they be bedbugs. I have only seen them in my bathroom nowhere else. They seem to jump, but not really fly. Does that make them not gnats? Do gnats look anything like a bedbug?


Ants on a tile floor.

Getting Rid of Little Black Bugs?It can be difficult to identify small black bugs but many natural remedies can be used to deter or kill them. This is a page about getting rid of little black bugs.


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White Bugs in My Horse Feed Bins?I want to know about weevils. I think I have them in my horse feed bins? They are tiny white things and they move. What are they? How do I get rid of them? Are they harmful to the horses if they eat them?


Cricket on a leaf.

Getting Rid of Crickets Outside?This is a guide about getting rid of crickets outside. If crickets are eating your young seedlings or keeping you awake at night you may want to get them away from your house.


Identifying a Small Black Bug - shiny black bug

Identifying a Small Black Bug?I found this bug dead on my sheets tonight. Does anyone know what this is? I do have cats, but nobody is itching. I haven't seen any others.


Tiny Orange Bug

Getting Rid of Tiny Orange Biting BugsThis is a page about getting rid of tiny orange biting bugs. It will help to determine where the bugs are coming from in order to exterminate them.



Identifying a Bug?

Identifying a Bug?What kind of bug is this. I found it in my kitchen.


Super tiny mystery bug found in my bed.

Super Tiny Mystery Bug Found In My Bed?Does anyone know what type of bug this is? I let my dog lay on my bed and this is the third time seeing this type of bug in my bed but I have no clue what it is.


Identifying Bugs?

Identifying Bugs?I found these the other day running all over the outside deck on the railings that they run very very quickly! I also noticed a few in my bathroom not too far from the deck but inside the house. Can anybody identify?


What Bug Is This?What bug is this?


A squashed bug on a light surface.

What Bug Is This?What is this bug? It is smushed in the picture. I found it on my pug. It has wings.


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Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?The last couple of nites we go to bed and find a few tiny black bugs on the bed that look like a crawling eyelash. Does anyone know what it is? Every time I search and use the word "eyelash" to describe it I get back results on eyelash mites. These aren't those. These just look like eyelashes crawling around.


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Getting Rid of Tiny Red and Brown BugsI have a bookcase in my room and a few of the shelves have some old papers and magazines on them. I just was going through the papers and I noticed there were a lot of tiny tiny reddish brown bugs on them.


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Tiny Thin, Brown Bugs?I have tiny bugs in my house. They are very tiny and thin. They are brown and when you smoosh them it leaves a brown streak. They don't look like bed bugs.


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How Can I Treat a Microfiber Sofa for Bedbugs?I have just found a bedbug on my microfiber sectional last night, and was wondering if I am able to spray my sofa with alcohol or any other chemical that can prevent from further more outbreak.


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Dealing with Assassin Bugs?Does anyone know about assassin bugs/kissing bugs. If so, how does a person get rid of them. These are affecting my life terribly. They are paralyzing my feet. Going for every part of my body and if I fight them they attack twice fold. OMG, please if there is someone who knows, please message. Thanks


A carpet beetle with brown and white markings.

What Kind of Bug Is This? (Carpet Beetle)Please help me figure out what kind of bug this is and what kind of treatment is used?


Getting Rid of Bugs in Garage - small brown bugs

Getting Rid of Bugs In Your GarageI swept them up last week and there are more now in my garage.


A light with many bugs surrounding it.

Energy Saving Bug LightsI don't like bug buildup around exterior lighting. In the past years, I've been through many different types of LED lights. This year, I've enjoyed one I found that works great and actually has kept most of the insects away. Not al, but most, for southern Florida that's big!


Identifying Bugs on the Windowsill? - two tone bugs with wings

Identifying Bugs on the Windowsill?Can anyone identify these tiny bugs for me? They have recently appeared on a couple of my PVC windowsills; the apartment has been rented out for the last couple of years; and I never saw these previously. There have never been carpets in the apartment (laminate floors) and there is no furniture in the place now (getting ready for sale). There are however silk curtains on the windows in question.


Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?  - bug on light floor

Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?Keep finding these bugs all over my house. What are these bugs and do they bite?



A small bug on a white background.

What Kind of Bug Is This?Anyone know what kind of bug is this? I have seen a few crawling on my wall next to the window. It's the same bug in all these pics with different zooms.


An oval black bug on a red background.

Identifying an Oval Shaped Black Bug?I found this on my comforter this morning and am not sure what kind of bug this is and whether this is harmful or just a normal bug due to the summer. Any suggestions would be helpful.


Is This a Bed Bug? - light brown bug on painted wood surface

Is This a Bed Bug?Is this a bed bug? It was on my window seal. There were a few actually.


A bug under a magnifying glass.

Identifying a Tiny Black and Reddish Bug?What is this tiny black and reddish bug from my cat?


Identifying a Household Bug?

Identifying a Biting Household Bug?What might be this? It keeps on jumping, and even if you smash it, it doesn't die. It sucks blood.


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Identifying Black Bugs?I have this bug in my bedroom he is about the size of a half dollar, but when he is threatened he goes to a small bug. They are all black and resemble the shape of a sand tick. I watched one come down from the ceiling he had a web letting him come down.


Identifying Small Brown Bugs - bug on mattress

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?I have found these skinny brown/black bugs with wings crawling on my bed the past few days. They crawl pretty fast. I was searching around the floor board where my bed is and I found another bug it might be the baby version? They are super small and are stuck to the white floor board and one was on my bed. It looks white, brown, and yellow striped and is kinda fuzzy.


Identifying a Small Hard Shell Jumping Bug - squashed bug on a piece of lined paper

Identifying a Small Hard Shell Jumping Bug?I am finding these in bed hanging over the side, on my phone with all lights out. Out of nowhere there is this little jumping bug, and then another. I couldn't catch them without trapping with finger. Then I squished it. Can anyone tell from this picture? I do have dogs and they were on my bed today.


Getting Rid of Small Grey Bugs - appears to be a sow bug

Getting Rid of Small Grey Bugs?I have these tiny bugs around the window in the bedroom. They seem grey, but under light they can be translucent. They are slow and they do not jump or fly. The small ones are as small as a speck with no features that the eye can distinguish. The larger ones are pictured here.


Getting Rid of Tiny Brown Bugs - bug on the wall

Getting Rid of Tiny Brown Bugs?I find these bugs in the morning and some are dead and others are alive. How I do I get rid of them?


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Getting Rid of Tiny Black Flying Insects?I have black flying insects they look like tiny gnats. There are 100s of them mainly in the bedroom, bathroom, and living room. My partner can't see them?What are they and how do I get rid of them?


Identifying Bugs that Hatched in the Bathroom - bugs on sink counter top

Identifying Bugs that Hatched in the Bathroom?I recently noticed what looked like a line of dirt in the wall in the corner of the bathroom. I was doing some cleaning and scrubbed the wall only to see that the wall had dust rows behind where the line was. Thinking it was just dirt I didn't pay a lot of attention to it. I few hours later I saw that the dirt'had hatched. What are these bugs?


Getting Rid of Little Brown Biting Bugs - small brown bug on countertop

Getting Rid of Little Brown Biting Bugs?What kind of bug is this, where do they come from, and how can I get rid of them?


Identifying a Household Bug - sow bug

Identifying a Household Bug?I am trying to identify this bug. It was found on carpet, a bed, and inside a wood dollhouse.


Getting Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen - dark

Getting Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen?Does anyone know what kind of bug this is? Hundreds of them are living behind my oven. And they are living under a unit near my dog's bowl. I rarely see them unless I pull something out to clean. They grow up to about 2cm long and are a brownish colour. They look kind of like a small version of a centipede.


Identifying Little Brown Flying Bugs - small oval bug

Identifying Little Brown Flying Bugs?There's this tiny brown bug that flies that I usually see at night. I just don't know what it is.


Mealybugs on a plant.

Remedies for Mealybugs on PlantsMealybugs can quickly infest your garden or household plants. You will notice white powdery clumps or larger affected areas. Insecticidal soap is a good choice for a large area. Individual bugs can be killed by using a swab dipped in alcohol. This page contains remedies for mealybugs on plants.


Identifying Biting Bugs

Identifying Biting Bugs?I have another bug that is biting me at night. I'm 80% sure I know what it is, but need to be 100%.


Identifying a Tiny Dark Brown Bug - bug on bedspread

Identifying a Tiny Dark Brown Bug?It is tiny and dark brown. It looks like some type of tiny beetle. I found it crawling right on top of my blanket on my bed. I've googled images of bed bugs and it doesn't look like one, but I would like find out what it is for peace of mind.


Identifying a Bathroom Bug - tiny black bug on the floor

Identifying a Bathroom Bug?Can anyone help me identify this bug? I only see them in the bathroom on the floor. I have lived in this apartment for the last 20 years and this is the very first time I have seen a bug. I will call an exterminator, but I wanted to try a DIY solution first.


What Kind of Bug Is This? - long dark bug

What Kind of Bug Is This?What kind of bug is this? It's very hard and was on floor not flying and is 1/2 to 3/4 inches long.


What Is This Bug? - small brown bug

What Is This Bug?Can anyone please help me identify this type of bug? It was found in my living room. I'm in the country in Victoria, Australia. The house had a wood burner so lots of wood is carried through the area. This bug in particular was very small, about a millimeter in length.


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Identifying and Getting Rid of Bugs in Firewood?We are seeing what I think are bed bugs on my husband's overalls after he works on our firewood. I was wondering how to get rid of them?


Identifying Little Bugs in Damp Bedroom

Identifying Little Bugs in Damp Bedroom?I had some water leakage problems lately which led to black mold on my bedroom walls. Now there are a lot of these little bugs in the still damp corners of the bedroom. What kind of bug are these and how do I get rid of them?


Girls with Ladybugs on Their Arms

Ladybugs in the HouseThis is a page about ladybugs in the house. While ladybugs are beneficial in the garden, you may not appreciate having them inside. Here are some tips for keeping them out of your home.


Getting Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen  - small brown beetle like bug

Getting Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen?I keep seeing these bugs and don't know how to get rid of them. I found them in my cabinets. I cleaned those out, but am still seeing them.


Getting Rid of Biting Bugs in My Truck -  small brown biting bugs

Getting Rid of Biting Bugs in My Truck?Does anyone know what this bug is? I've been finding these in my truck for 2 weeks now. It seems to be getting worse. My kids and I are getting bitten.



What Is This Bug? (Silverfish)Silverfish are a pest that needs to be gotten rid of immediately. What is this bug? (silverfish).


Asian lady bugs climbing up a wall.

Autumn Ladybug InvasionsAsian beetle are not ladybugs. Asian beetles look a lot like ladybugs though and can be nuisance. Here is some information about Autumn ladybug invasions.


A bug leaning up against a question mark.

Are There White Fleas?Fleas are black and jump, small white bugs are probably dust mites. This is a page about are there white fleas?


Identifying a Tiny Stinging Bug - unidentifiable black bug

Identifying a Tiny Stinging Bug?I am in need of help identifying this stinging tiny insect found in my bed. I have been battling carpet beetles in my home, then this thing shows up. Please help me! Thanks.


Bugs on back Porch - brown beetle type bug

Getting Rid of Bugs on Back Porch?These bugs are getting in my house, I sprayed my back porch and am sweeping up 100 a day, what are they and where are they coming from?


A close up of a silverfish on a black background.

Natural Remedies for SilverfishSilverfish can become an infestation very quickly if they are not dealt with as soon as they are found in your home. This is a page about natural remedies for silverfish.


Ladybugs vs. Asian Beetles?Ladybugs and Asian Beetle look very much alike but they are not the same bug. This is a page about ladybugs vs. Asian beetles.


A magnified silverfish on a black background.

Silverfish in My Bed?Silverfish are a pest that need to be dealt with quickly before they become an infestation. This is a page about silverfish in my bed.


A silverfish insect on a white background.

Silverfish in BooksSilverfish can be a pervasive pest and should be gotten rid of as soon as possible. This is a page about silverfish in books.


A swarm of black and red box elder bugs.

Identifying Small Black and Red Bugs (Box Elder)If you are being inundated with small black and red bugs, this page may help. They could be box elder bugs. They have distinctive red and black markings and are a common North American pest.


A Rolly-Polly rolled up on a table.

Rolly-Pollies in Your HouseRolly pollies can come inside through quite small openings. This is a page about rolly-pollies in the house


A woman scratching her neck after being bit by tiny bugs.

Tiny, Colorless Bugs That BiteThis is a page about tiny, colorless bugs that bite. If you are having trouble with invisible insects, check out the advice here.


Someone opening the door on their cupboard.

Tiny Black Bugs in the Cupboard?This is a page about tiny black bugs in the cupboard. Determining what kind of bugs you have can help you find the best way to get rid of them.


Preventing a Bedbug Infestation

Preventing a Bedbug InfestationThis is a page about preventing a bedbug infestation. These human parasites can be found in both new and used clothing, bedding, and beds.


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Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?My question is about these very, very tiny black bugs I've noticed hiding under and around things on my desk and window sill (in my bedroom).


swarm of mosquitos

Getting Rid of Flying InsectsThis is a page about getting rid of flying insects. Pesky flying bugs can make you want to stay indoors, especially in the evenings. Here are tips to keep them away.


June Bug

Getting Rid of June Bugs?This is a page about getting rid of June bugs. These harmless bugs can cause damage to a lawn or garden.


Chinch Bug

Identifying and Controlling Chinch BugsThis is a page about identifying and controlling chinch bugs. These small insects can wreak havoc on your lawn as they dine on their favorite food, grass.


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Getting Rid of Little Brown Flying Bugs?I have these little brown bugs with little wings in my room. I cleaned it to see if they would leave, but they are still here. How do I get rid of them without making my room smell awful?


On the beach scratching fleas.

Getting Rid of Sand Fleas?This is a page about getting rid of sand fleas. Sand fleas are common in coastal areas, but can also be found in rotting vegetables, near creeks, and other wet areas. They are annoying pests, similar to a flea with a painful bite.


Fly on Blade of Grass

Keeping Bugs Away When Sitting OutdoorsThis is a page about keeping bugs away when sitting outdoors. Bugs buzzing and swarming around can make your time outdoors anything but enjoyable.


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Flea-like Splinter Looking Bugs on Cats?I live in a log cabin in the woods. We have indoor cats that never go out. Recently they have gotten bugs that look like black splinters and jump like fleas. It makes them itch constantly. They jump on humans too and bite, but don't make us swell up. I can't get rid of them. Any suggestions?


Cricket on white

Getting Rid of Crickets in the HouseThis is a page about getting rid of crickets in the house. In some cultures a cricket in the house is considered good luck, but this is not true for all of us.


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Small White Jumping Bug?There was a small, long, white, see through bug on my living room wall. When I went to lift it; it jumped. What could it be?


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Killing Micro Mites With Vinegar?It makes sense that vinegar can kill mites. Has anyone had success with this?


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Potato Bugs in Basement?How do I get rid of potato bugs coming into the basement wash room?


Photo of mounds from moles.

Getting Rid of GrubsThis is a page about getting rid of grubs. Grubs can leave unsightly dead patches in your lawn. Grubs are also attract moles which can leave your lawn spotted with mounds of dirt from mole holes.


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Skinny Brown and Clear Bugs in Bed?I found 4 skinny brownish black and clear bugs in our bed. What are they? I found these right about bedtime. I have never seen them before and I don't know what they are or how to get rid of them.


Two earwigs on a yellow flower.

Getting Rid of EarwigsThis is a page about getting rid of earwigs. Earwigs are nocturnal omnivorous insects. They will eat both plants and other insects. It is their enjoyment of our flowers and vegetables that prompts the desire to rid ourselves of these hungry pests.


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What Are These Bugs?My family likes to collect rocks, such as arrowheads or just old creek rocks. My fiance has several of these rocks laying in our window sill to display. If you pick them up and look "closely" you can see a quick, tiny bug smaller than a flea dart off!


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What Kind of Bug is This?They are also black and have blueish eyes. The two front legs are longer and they have what looks like a stinger on the back kinda like a wasp or a scorpion's.


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What are These Small Red Whisker Looking Bugs?These bugs look like small red whiskers, they like light colored skin especially when it's humid outside. They don't bother my dark skinned friends unless they are wearing damp, light colored clothes.


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What is This Tiny Green Bug?I find this bug on my arms. It is a little smaller than a pin head, the color is like the light color green on army fatigues. I can't see the legs or much of anything else for that matter because it's so tiny.


Photo of a bug

Asian Ladybug Trap Pheromone?Is the lure in this trap a natural pheromone? Or can it be man made?


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Getting Rid of Tiny Red Worms and Black Beetles in Sofa?Tiny red worms (1/16 inch) are in my sofa and along with them equally tiny black beetles, not biting either of them. Ugh. How do I get rid of them?


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What Are These Small Gray and White Bugs in Landscape Rock?Millions of small bugs with a gray and white pattern on their backs swarm out of my landscaping rocks in the late afternoon. They are oval shaped, some real small and the largest about the size of an ant.


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A small red bug on the back of a phone case.

What Kind of Bug Is This?What kind of bug is this?


A bug on a textured surface.

Identifying Flying Black Bugs?We had an infestation last night is Southern California, these bugs poured in around my back door with porch light on. They do fly. What are these and how do I get rid of them?


Growing objects on a plant.

What Is This Insect?Hi there. We have this growing on two plants in our natural area. Are they a bug egg sack or something else. I tried looking and have not found an answer yet. Located in Wilmington NC


A small black bug on a white surface.

What Is This Bug?Hi guys, what are these tiny creepers? They are everywhere; bathroom toilet bedroom, kitchen, EVERYWHERE! They don't appear to have wings. I haven't seen them fly. They seem like they are mostly climbing walls. They spawn so much, like caught 4 together.


A small bug on a white surface.

Identifying a Small Bug?Seen many of these lately and cannot find them online. Possibly springtails? Though haven't really noticed them jump. Usually just use my finger and even slightest touch and they get destroyed. Seen them most in my bathroom.


A small fly on someone's skin.

Tiny Black Flies In Home?Does anyone know what these bugs are, they seem to come in when my door is open but I'm constantly having one crawl on me at any time and it's getting annoying!


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