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Subject: ID bugs
Location: New York
December 10, 2013 8:09 pm
Would like to know what type of bugs these are
Thank you
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Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

The smaller, brown insects are Bed Bugs and you should probably seek professional assistance with their eradication.  The larger striped insects are Larder Beetles.  They are a nuisance that infests stored foods.

Larder Beetles

Larder Beetles

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Subject: Help
Location: New York
December 3, 2013 11:17 am
Hey, I found this strange looking bug that I cant seem to find online. I found it in my linen closet and where I put cooking utensils. I saw it at work also, in a container of cotton balls. I never found them alive, always dead. Please help! Thank You
Signature: Ashley J

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

Hi Ashley,
This is a Spider Beetle, a common household pest that infests stored foods.

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Subject: Little fuzzy bug?!
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
November 29, 2013 11:35 pm
Hi! I found two bugs one at a time each hanging out in clean unused disposable diapers next to my bed. I have never seen them before. The diapers are organic plant based so I was wondering if that’s why I found them there? They are very small like half of a grain of rice. They look either fuzzy or lots of legs. What is this bug, is it dangerous?
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Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

This is a Carpet Beetle Larva, a common household pest that feeds on organic animal fibers like wool, feathers, shed pet hair and shed human hair.  We don’t know why it they are being attracted to your organic plant based diapers.  Carpet Beetle Larvae are a nuisance in the home, but they are not directly dangerous to humans.

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Subject: bug id
Location: california
October 31, 2013 12:38 am
This bug was found in a blanket in the closet. Any ideas?
Signature: AngelSixx

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

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

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Subject: whats this bug?
Location: Refrigerator and freezer
October 26, 2013 8:53 pm
Hello,
I just signed the lease of my new apartment (10/25/2013) and started moving in (10/26/2013). I typically do a thorough cleaning from top to bottom of any new place I move into. When I went to the kitchen to clean I opened the refrigerator and saw what looked like fried rice or pieces of brown rice sticking to the top and a few were on the bottom. I opened the freezer and there were a few in there as well. These bugs were not moving so I assumed that it was just that, perhaps old food left behind so I got the cleaning supplies and went to work. Once I finished, I placed a pack of bottled water in the refrigerator, shut the door and continued to clean the rest of the apartment. An hour or two I came back to grab a bottle of water and these ”brown rice” looking bugs were back!! a few were on my pack of bottled water and at the bottom of the frige again. DISGUSTING!! The refrigerator is kinda old and has some rust on the inside in some places. I also noticed th e refrigerator does not get that cold at all Im extremely pissed and will be heading to the rental office first thing Monday morning!!!! What are your thoughts on what this could be?
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Blurry Bugs in Refrigerator

Blurry Bugs in Refrigerator

Dear asap,
Your photos are quite blurry and we cannot make an exact identification due to the poor quality, however, we suspect you may have Carpet Beetle Larvae.  Our second guess would be Fly Puparia.

Blurry Bugs on Water Bottle

Blurry Bugs on Water Bottle

 

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Subject: Bug
Location: South Central Indiana
October 26, 2013 12:55 pm
We found these bugs in some hunting equipment. I believe they came from a pair of antlers with part of the skull and skin still attached. Can you tell us what they are?
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Carpet Beetle Larvae

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Dear Bugged,
These are the larvae of Carpet Beetles in the family Dermestidae.  Beetle larvae in this family will eat a wide variety of organic materials, including fur, feathers and wool.  Dermestid Beetles are responsible for major losses to museum specimens including taxidermy displays.  See BugGuide for additional information.

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