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Subject:  Big found in kitchen cabinets
Geographic location of the bug:  New York
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 06:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
For the last couple of weeks I have had what I thought was an ant problem in my kitchen cabinets but now I am questions the type of insect
How you want your letter signed:  Ellie

Sawtooth Grain Beetle

Dear Ellie,
This is a Sawtooth Grain Beetle, one of the many species of beetles that infest stored foods.  According to BugGuide:  “serious pest of stored grain; presence in household products is incidental and causes little concern.” 

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Subject:  What’s this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  West Virginia
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 10:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this in our cabin in Middlebourne West Virginia
How you want your letter signed:  Jenny

Larder Beetle

Dear Jenny,
This is a Larder Beetle, a common household pest that infests stored foods.  Check the pantry for the site of the infestation.

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Subject:  Desperate for help to I’d bugs
Geographic location of the bug:  Croydon under my bed
Date: 11/02/2018
Time: 09:19 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Dear bug man I have some plastic boxes under my bed and found these two small bugs under there. I thought both were dead but then one started walking. Opposite my house they cut a large tree down yesterday but it was probably there already. I panicking there bed bugs but I hope it’s not a bug that causes infestation but if it is I need to I’d and sort it.
How you want your letter signed:  Wendy

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Wendy,
This is a Carpet Beetle Larva, a common household pest.

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Subject:  Is this a type of ladybug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Northeast us
Date: 03/25/2018
Time: 08:45 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi we have seen a number of these of late, dont know what they are.
How you want your letter signed:  Michael J. Winkler

Varied Carpet Beetle

Hi Michael,
This is a Varied Carpet Beetle, a common household pest.  The larvae do the damage indoors, feeding on organic materials including wool carpets, pet hair and many other things found in the home.  Adults feed on pollen and they are most often noticed indoors near windows as they try to get outside.

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Subject:  No idea what these are!
Geographic location of the bug:  Maryland/DC
Date: 03/07/2018
Time: 10:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello!
Yesterday I noticed a bunch of small black/brown and white striped insect on the inside of my windowsill. After I noticed them, I found some on my bed, on the clothes that were on the floor of my closet, and on my bedroom door. I have no idea what they are. I suspected they were bedbugs, but I don’t have any bites. I’ve tried looking online but haven’t yielded much information. Please help!
How you want your letter signed:  Jumanah

Varied Carpet Beetle

Dear Jumanah,
This is a Varied Carpet Beetle.  The larvae of Varied Carpet Beetles are common household pests that will feed on a wide variety of organic materials around the home.  Adults Varied Carpet Beetles feed on pollen, and one the larvae mature, the adults try to get outside, which is why your initial sighting was on a windowsill.

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Subject:  What Bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Westchester, New York,  USA
Date: 01/28/2018
Time: 05:32 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi There,
I was hoping you could help identify this. My sister works in a historic house. These bugs were found living in the rolled up carpets in the house.  They did not seem to be eating the carpet. They were found last week and they are a little bigger than a deer tick.
How you want your letter signed:  AL

Shiny Spider Beetle

Dear Al,
This is a Spider Beetle in the genus
Mezium, probably the Shiny Spider Beetle which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, Spider Beetles feed on “dry stored products.”  Though they generally infest stored foods, they might also feed on organic fibers in carpets.

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