Location: Golden Colorado
March 25, 2013 4:40 pm
Can you help us ID this bug? We have tried steam, spraying, cleaning, bombs and these guys keep coming back. I think we have killed very bug on the mountain. My wife says she has been bitten, but I don’t think it’s a bedbug? We live outside of Golden Colorado at about 8300 ft. In a log home.
Signature: Robert Erickson
This is a Larder Beetle, Dermestes lardarius, and it is a common household pest found in stored foods. No amount of spraying will work if you don’t find the source of the infestation. We suggest you clean out the pantry and discard old foods.
We have cleaned the pantry and the house and have not found the source . We will keep looking …at least we have eliminated bedbugs! Like you said these guys keep coming back.
Could the source be dead mice in the basement wall. These are the only framed walls in the house? We also have a really old Freezer.
These guys don’t look like they fly?
We would not rule out dead mice as a food source. Larder Beetles can fly.