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Subject:  Bug identification
Geographic location of the bug:  Missouri
Date: 03/24/2018
Time: 06:42 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Looking for what type of bug this might be.  Dealing with a big mold problem and found this bug in the bathroom.  Wondering if they are related.
How you want your letter signed:  Brad

Bed Bug

Dear Brad,
This looks like a blood-sucking Bed Bug to us.  On a positive note, it is not related to your mold problem.

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Subject:  Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  North NJ USA
Date: 03/24/2018
Time: 01:22 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We have these moths in our house and cannot identify what type these are
How you want your letter signed:  Mitch K

Mating Meal Moths

Dear Mitch,
These are mating Meal Moths,
Pyralis farinalis, one of several species that will infest stored foods, especially grain products.  You should search the pantry for the site of the infestation.  According to BugGuide:  “mainly in homes, barns, warehouses and other buildings where grain or processed grain products are stored” and “larvae (caterpillars) feed on stored grain and grain products.” 

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Subject:  little guy crawling by
Geographic location of the bug:  Southeastern Michigan
Date: 03/20/2018
Time: 02:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello Bugman,
Can you help identify this for me. This bug was crawling across my wooden desk. The body was about 1 cm in length, not including the antenna or tail. This is the second one I’ve seen in the past couple of days.
How you want your letter signed:  Bug Curious Bill

Silverfish

Dear Bug Curious Bill,
This Silverfish is a common household pest that will eat many organic substances and materials found in the home, including the glue used with wallpaper.

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Subject:  Bizarre flat bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 03/06/2018
Time: 11:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this little guy in my shower- tiny and flat. It pulled it’s head inside like a turtle when I touched it with a tissue. Any idea what it is??
How you want your letter signed:  Allison in KL

Case Bearing Moth Larva

Dear Allison,
This is a Case Bearing Moth Larva and they are found in homes in many parts of the world.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on old spider webs; may also eat woolen goods of all kinds if the opportunity arises.”

Thanks so much!! Very interesting… I’ll have to keep an eye out for moths…. Not much call for woolen goods in Malaysia though lol
Thanks again! Much appreciated!!
Cheers-
Allison
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Subject:  Unknown bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Midwest
Date: 03/07/2018
Time: 09:29 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is this and how do I keep it out of my house?
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks Jill

Indian Meal Moth

Dear Jill,
This is an Indian Meal Moth, a common species that will infest stored grain products in the panty.  Check if there is a forgotten box of oatmeal or corn meal on the shelf.  They will also infest stored dry pet foods and bird seed.

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Subject:  what bug caused this nest
Geographic location of the bug:  attic of home
Date: 02/24/2018
Time: 03:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  was hoping you could tell me what made this nest
How you want your letter signed:  not sure

Termite Damage

We suspect this is Termite damage.

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