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Subject: Bugs in bedding and carpet
Location: Lexington KY
July 27, 2014 9:52 am
Hello, I live in Kentucky and have recently noticed these bugs throughout my house mainly in my bedding and carpet. Can you help identify? We live in a newer home, about 6 years old and have hardwood throughout except for bedrooms and several area rugs. Are these bed bugs?
Signature: Emily

Black Carpet Beetle, perhaps

Black Carpet Beetle, perhaps

Dear Emily,
These are beetles, NOT Bed Bugs.  There is not enough detail to give a conclusive identification, but they may be Black Carpet Beetles,
Attagenus brunneus, which you may view on BugGuide.

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Subject: What Bug is this?
Location: In house
June 26, 2014 10:42 pm
I hope you can tell, it was very tiny. I tried to get a close-up with clear quality.
Signature: DeAndre

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Hi DeAndre,
This is a Carpet Beetle, a common household pest.  The location field in our submission form should be used to provide city, state and country location which helps us narrow down our identification possibilities.

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Subject: Found in my silverware drawer
Location: Spring hill, Florida
May 4, 2014 8:49 pm
Living in Spring Hill, Florida we sometimes get water bugs but I have never seen thus before?
Signature: N.G.

Metamorphosis of a Cockroach

Metamorphosis of a Cockroach

Dear N.G.,
This sure looks like a Cockroach molting to us.  The exoskeleton of an insect is rigid and does not expand, so when it is time for an insect to grow or metamorphose, it splits its skin and emerges with a new exoskeleton that allows it to increase in size or to change its appearance.  The new exoskeleton if often lighter in color until it hardens and darkens.

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Subject: What’s That Bug?
Location: Turkiye/Ankara
May 4, 2014 6:17 am
i am tired of this.an she is eating our clothes which is cashmire, wool etc. how can i get rid of it and its colony?
Signature: esin kuzenk

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Esin,
This appears to be a Carpet Beetle Larva from the family Dermestidae, a family with many species that are infamous for infesting stored foods and feeding on many other organic materials including wood and museum specimens.  We do not specialize in extermination advice.

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Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Rhode Island, us
May 4, 2014 7:14 am
Can you please help me out I found this bug in my kitchen drawer and I don’t know what kind of bug it is… Thanks!
Signature: Jeff

Larder Beetle

Larder Beetle

Hi Jeff,
This is a Larder Beetle, a common, cosmopolitan pest that infests stored foods.

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Subject: HELP!!!!
Location: SC
May 2, 2014 5:35 am
Hi! I am finding these bugs everywhere. They are mostly around windows and are all small… No longer than half of my pinky nail. I’ve looked around at different photographs and am finding conflicting answers. TIA for your help!!
Signature: Sarah

Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymph

Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymph

Hi Sarah,
Though it is not normally listed as a species that infests homes, we have gotten numerous reports of sightings of Smoky Brown Cockroach,
Periplaneta fuliginosa, nymphs in homes, so we have begun tagging them as Household Pests.  The University of Minnesota Extension site lists the home infesting Cockroaches as:  “There are four kinds of cockroaches that can infest homes in Minnesota, including German cockroach, brownbanded cockroach, American cockroach, and Oriental cockroach. These four species can be major pests in restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices and buildings with food-handling areas. “  We will seek another opinion on the pest status of the Smoky Brown Cockroach.

Update to Pest Status Inquiry by Eric Eaton
Daniel:
I have no answer for this….although it is highly possible that the females deposit their egg cases (oothecae) in crevices under siding or something and then the nymphs initially find their way indoors.  That is my only theory.  I have certainly seen adults of this species crawling around the exterior of buildings.
Eric

Hi, thanks for your reply. I live in a heavy wooded area on the water so I was assuming it might be a baby waterbug as we call them in SC.

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