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Subject: Need a second opinion on this bug!
Location: NYC
December 16, 2016 7:39 am
I sent these photos to an exterminator, and he told me it’s a spider. But it looks to me like the bug has 6 legs and 2 antennae! Hoping it’s not a bedbug!
Signature: AKR

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

Dear AKR,
Commonly called a Spider Beetle, this is a common household pest that infests stored foods.

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Subject: Bed bug??
Location: Nashville Tn
December 10, 2016 2:38 pm
Contained in closet but are these bed bugs
Signature: Dgg

Carpet Beetle Larvae eat Candy

Carpet Beetle Larvae eat Candy

Dear Dgg,
These are Carpet Beetle Larvae and they appear to be feeding on a piece of candy on the floor of the closet.

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Subject: Big? Larvae?
Location: Philadelphia
November 27, 2016 6:27 pm
Hello
I used to see a random one or two of these in my bathroom and recently have been finding them in the kitchen working thier way to dropped dry catfood
Signature: LK

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear LK,
This is a Carpet Beetle larva, a common household pest that will eat many organic materials in the home, including shed pet hair and natural fibers in carpets like wool.

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Subject: What is this?
Location: NYC
November 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Found these in a shopping bag when I came home from the store. What type of bug is this?
Signature: Nicole

Sawtooth Grain Beetle, we believe

Sawtooth Grain Beetle, we believe

Dear Nicole,
This looks like a Sawtooth Grain Beetle to us.  It is a species that infests stored foods, so bringing it home from a grocery store makes perfect sense.

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Subject: striped caterpillars?
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
July 22, 2016 8:25 am
Hi, i found many of these tiny striped bugs in my couch. They shed their skin. I found alive ones and dead ones. They really like hair and fabric. My slipper was under the couch and it was totally infested. There was also a white thing with stripes that looks like a larvae. It is in the picture along with the caterpillar things and their shedded skins.
Signature: E

Carpet Beetle Debris

Carpet Beetle Debris

Dear E,
Carpet Beetles in the family Dermestidae are common household pests and the Carpet Beetle larvae will feed on a variety of organic materials in the home, including shed pet and human hair.

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Subject: Showed up after Fla. trip
Location: NYC
July 9, 2016 9:15 pm
Dont know what it is. Found it crawling on me after unpacking bags. Just came back from Miami.
Signature: Jas Wall

Larder Beetle

Larder Beetle

Dear Jas,
While we would not rule out that it was transported from Miami, the Larder Beetle is considered a cosmopolitan household pest and it may have come from anywhere, including your own pantry.

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