Location: Montreal, Quebec
January 29, 2011 7:06 pm
With the bedbug craze currently going on I am very worried because I found this tiny bug on my living room sofa. Please let me know what it is!
Signature: Itchy and Scratchy
Hi Itchy and Scratchy,
Rest assured that this is not a Bed Bug. It appears to be one of the Carpet Beetles in the family Dermestidae. You can view examples of Carpet Beetles on BugGuide. Carpet Beetles are considered to be unwanted household pests and many species, because they feed on natural fibers like wool and feathers, can do considerable damage to museum collections as well as household items.