Found in my carpet…
Location: Toronto, Canada
February 2, 2012 3:13 pm
I am having a heck of a time identifying these critters I found in my carpet. Can you help? I have uploaded a couple pics, it is not very big, and dosnt look like a roach to me… I need to know what they are to get rid of them and to know if there is any health risks.
Thanks a bunch!
Signature: Want-to-get-rid-of-them 🙂
It is difficult to be certain because the resolution on your image is so poor and when the underexposure is corrected, there is a great deal of visual noise, but this might be a Sawtooth Grain Beetle, Oryzaephilus surinamensis, see BugGuide. If we are correct, you might want to check stored grain in the pantry, or possibly even large quantities of bird seed or pet food.