social

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?

June 28, 2018

Identifying a Tiny Bug - tiny bug on white tub surfaceDoes anyone know what kind of bug this is? And how to get rid of it? I keep finding them in the bathtub. They are very tiny and slow moving. I can not tell if they have wings. Here are some pictures. It was hard to get a picture since they are so little.

Advertisement

Identifying a Tiny Bug
 

Answers


Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 196 Feedbacks
June 28, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

Looks like silverfish. They like water and paper.

en.m.wikipedia.org/.../Silverfish

Prevention is the best medicine! A dehumidifier helps, as does getting rid of paper and cardboard. There is a good natural, safe way to get rid of them described here:

www.apartmenttherapy.com/silverfish-how-to-get-rid-of-them...

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

103 More Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

March 19, 2021

I just moved into an apartment and have been super worried about bed bugs. I have found two of these guys so far and I don't know what they are.

If you could give me your perspective, I would appreciate it!

A small bug on a carpeted surface.
 
A small bug on a carpeted surface.
 

Answers


Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 440 Answers
March 19, 20211 found this helpful
Best Answer

This is a young Oriental cockroach.
njaes.rutgers.edu/.../

 
Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question

February 4, 2020

I found this guy on my sock. Anyone know what it is?

Identifying a Small Brown Bug - bug on palm
 
Identifying a Small Brown Bug
 

Answers


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
February 4, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

This is a beetle that has come from outside or it is one that lives in carpets. You'll need to get rid of them if you find more around your home.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 196 Feedbacks
February 5, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

It doesn't have the right pattern for the carpet beetles we get.

It looks more like a grape leaf beetle. Are you in the US? They are not in season here yet, at least where I am, so I hesitate to say for sure.

Advertisement

Post back where you are located and that may help.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

June 18, 2020

I found this little guy this morning. Honestly it looks less harmful until I zoomed in on him. I found him on my bathroom floor in Arizona.

A small brown bug on a wooden surface.
 
A small brown bug on a wooden surface.
 

Answers


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
June 18, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

The bug is in the cockroach family. Some people confuse these roaches with waterbugs. I would set out roach traps to trap them and get them out of your home before they lay eggs and you have a horrible mess to learn up.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
June 20, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

I also believe it is in the roach family and the bathroom and kitchen are usually where they love to live.

You may have just brought this one home in a grocery bag or there may be others hiding in 'damp' areas. Either way you need to work fast to keep them from multiplying.

Advertisement

I would suggest you go to either an Ace or True Value Hardware store and ask for help as they will have natural remedies to get you started - and - they usually have knowledgeable people to work with you.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

February 12, 2020

I found it crawling on my arm, then again across a pillow. It crawls really fast.

Identifying Small Brown Bugs - hand holding a small brown bug
 

Answers


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 140 Posts
February 12, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

It looks like a carpet beetle, or some type of beetle!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
February 12, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

This is not a bed bug so you are fine. it is a beetle that has come from outside to get warm. You need to really do a deep cleaning of your rugs and then take the cleaner outside and dump the contents in the trash to get rid of them.

Advertisement

You can also put down sticky fly tape so when they run across this they are stuck there. Then throw this in the trash.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

September 10, 2020

I found this on my pillow and now I'm super freaked out. Can someone help me figure out what this is?

A small bug in bedding.
 

Answer this Question

July 1, 2021

I have seen these on the ground of my wrap around porch, siding of my house and now inside the house in bathrooms and along window trim. Is this something I should get an exterminator for?

A black bug on a white surface.
 

Answer this Question

December 6, 2020

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!

A small brown bug on a blue surface.
 

Answer this Question

August 30, 2020

The most important question is how to get rid of it, it's all over my bed and comes outside in dark. Even changing the bedsheets doesn't help.

Identifying a Small Brown Bug? - bug on finger
 
Identifying a Small Brown Bug?
 

Answers


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
August 30, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

If these are all over your bed and they come out at night then you have a bad case of bed bugs and you will need to get rid of the bed to start off with, clean the home you are living in, and maybe even get pest control to come out and spray your home. it sounds like you have a bad infestation of bed bugs and they have been there for quite some time.

Advertisement

You will need to check your other furniture to make sure they are not in the house or even in your carpets. If you live in an apartment you will need to contact the landlord because these could have come into your home from your neighbor's house next to you.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

June 22, 2020

What kind of bug is this? I found a couple on the wall next to window, one on my bed, and one crawling on my hand. Can someone suggest to me what is this and whether this is harmful and what precautions to take?

What Kind of Bug Is This?
 
What Kind of Bug Is This?
 

Answers


Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 196 Feedbacks
June 22, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

This looks a lot like a termite. Are you seeing piles of wood or shavings around you home that are not explained?

I would take it to the hardware store if you have one opened and have them check. If that is what you have, people will tell you homemade remedies work. I do not beleive them and sadly this is one place where me (who is totally anti chemical), calls in the experts.

Advertisement

These can do a lot of damage to homes and proerpty and treatment is best left to the pros. Be sure to find someone reputable and see if they offer discounts if you are a senior or student.

Post back what you learn!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
June 22, 20201 found this helpful
Best Answer

This looks like a dust mite or what some call dust bugs. They sort of look like termines at first but if you can blow them up large enough you will see they are a dust bug. They can be found in window cells, on beds, and even crawling on you. Some think they are bed bugs because they almost have the same shape and size.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question

August 6, 2021

Hi! I just made an account for this site purely for this reason. I left home for about a week and came back to find these bugs have decided to camp out here while I was gone. I live on the west coast in a rainforest-like area so it's damp and we are currently in a heat wave, if that helps.A small brown bug on a fabric surface.

 

I've seen six in the past hour and tried to kill them all. I only noticed in my room because I was trying to sleep so it's easier to concentrate on them. They jump and fly and I think they only have two sets of wings but they're super fast so i could be wrong. seem to be attracted to my laptop light. I got a few photos but again, very fast. Any help is appreciated

A small brown bug on a grey fabric surface.
 
A small brown bug on a grey fabric surface.
 
Answer this Question

August 17, 2020

I found these under my plant stand. They kind of look like really skinny rollie pollies.

Identifying Small Brown Bugs? - small, long brown segmented bug
 
Identifying Small Brown Bugs?
 
Identifying Small Brown Bugs?
 

Answers


Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
August 18, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

There are several similar bugs but the pill bug- roly/poly - rolly/pollies are one of the very few bugs that roll into a ball.
It does appear you have one of these but they are called 'nuisance' bugs' because they usually do no harm to people or plants.
They are sometimes called 'garbage bugs' because they feed on decaying matter in your yard and many people just leave them alone as they are usually considered 'helpful' to yard waste.

They can be a pest if found in your home but can be easily vacuumed away.
If several are found in your home then you may have some cracks around your doors, windows, AC units, etc that invites them in.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 140 Posts
August 18, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

This is Armadillidiidae , better known as Pill Bug or Roly Poly (Polies). they are popular garden dwellers eating plant life and decay matter. They love moist damp areas. Here is a link to this insect - en.wikipedia.org/.../armadillidiidae

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question
Load More
Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control BugsMarch 6, 2013
Pages
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-03 15:07:26 in 12 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf50201093.tip.html