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Subject:  ive been trying for hours
Geographic location of the bug:  south orange county california
Date: 03/01/2019
Time: 11:34 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  a package of coffee beans shipped by costco was on the floor by my stair case near the entry when I saw something tiny moving. i took the attached photo. Dont know if it’s a lace bug, soldier bug, shield bug or what. i cant seem to find anything with the raised cross pattern on the back or with the same coloration
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Varied Carpet Beetle

The Varied Carpet Beetle is a common, cosmopolitan, household pest, and in our opinion, it is unrelated to your coffee delivery.

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Subject:  found on couch
Geographic location of the bug:  Connecticut
Date: 12/19/2018
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this on our couch. It appears to have wings but has not flown.
How you want your letter signed:  nicely?

Varied Carpet Beetle

This is a Carpet Beetle, probably a Varied Carpet Beetle, Anthrenus verbasci, and it is a common Household Pest.  Though adults feed on pollen and will not do any damage in the home, the larvae of Carpet Beetles will feed on a wide variety of organic materials in the home, including shed pet hair.  While they are mostly just a nuisance, they will also feed on woolen fibers found in carpets and upholstery.

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Subject:  Weird bug found in bedroom during winter
Geographic location of the bug:  Florida
Date: 12/25/2018
Time: 07:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We keep getting these bugs in only one of the bedrooms but only during winter. They are mostly seen at the window and on the bed but we don’t know where they come in from.
How you want your letter signed:  Micheal

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Micheal,
This is a Carpet Beetle larva, a common household pest that feeds on many organic materials in the home, including organic fibers like wool and debris like shed pet hair.

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Subject:  What is that
Geographic location of the bug:  11214
Date: 12/22/2018
Time: 08:21 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  the mm ruler is on the left
How you want your letter signed:  Alex

Smooth Spider Beetle

Dear Alex,
This is a Spider Beetle, a common Household Pest that will infest stored foods.  We are confident it is a Smooth Spider Beetle,
Gibbium aequinoctiale, which is picture on BugGuide where it states the habitat is “Mainly houses, flour mills, occasionally warehouses, hospitals, stores” and food includes “wide variety of dead organic materials; may be a dry stored product pest.”

Thank you very much for your help – it was done perfectly
Alex

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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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