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Subject: Should I be concerned?
Location: Boston, MA
April 16, 2017 6:34 pm
I’ve found a few of these bugs in my apartment over the last couple weeks, mostly in the bathroom but occasionally in other rooms too. I have an infant son and I’m worried that these could be ticks, but they don’t quite look like most of the tick pictures I’ve seen online.
Do you have any idea what it is?
Signature: Thank you!

Smooth Spider Beetle

This is one of the Spider Beetles in the subfamily Ptininae, most likely the Smooth Spider Beetle, Gibbium aequinoctiale, which is pictured on BugGuide where it states:  “Cosmopolitan but more common in warm climes, and very few records in Europe; origin unknown (“tropical, subtropical”); found in stored goods across NA” and that it feeds on a “wide variety of dead organic materials; may be a dry stored product pest.”  Check the pantry for the site of the infestation, including large, bargain bags of pet food and bird seed.

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Subject: Bug in toilet??
Location: Toilet in Louisiana
April 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Hello please help me identify this bug that was in my toilet bowl! Thank you!!!
Signature: Sakura


Dear Sakura,
This looks to us like a Termite.

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Subject: Bug
Location: Kansas
April 9, 2017 7:27 am
We found this bug in our bed room what is it
Signature: Kyle bobd


Dear Kyle,
This is a Silverfish, a common household pest that will eat a wide variety of organic materials found in the home, including wallpaper paste.  Your individual appears to have encountered some trauma, as its antennae and other extremities are missing.

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Subject: found this in my sink
Location: warsaw, indiana, in my sink
April 5, 2017 7:46 pm
found this in my sink and i am freaking out! please tell me it isnt what i think it is!
Signature: amy


Dear Amy,
This is an immature Cockroach, but we think you suspected as much.

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Subject: Mystery bug on my pillow
Location: Brooklyn NY
April 3, 2017 12:59 pm
Hello Mr.Bugman.
So this morning i woke up to a bug on my pillow. This caused some paranoia in me. Im hoping you can identify this bug for me. I live in Brooklyn and i just moved into a new house. My husband says its a roach but im 99% sure its not. I’m hoping this was just a one time thing and not start of infestation. Thank you for taking time to read. You may have to zoom into picture to see better.
Signature: Sylvanna Cienfuegos

Bed Bug

Dear Sylvanna,
We are sorry to inform you that this is a blood-sucking Bed Bug.  It appears to be an immature specimen, and we suspect if you found one, there are probably more.

Bed Bug

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!!! You are a life saver!!!

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Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Shelby County, Al
March 30, 2017 8:08 pm
These bugs were crawling all over over the back deck this morning.
Signature: Julie K


Dear Julie,
We are sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but you have Termites.

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