Help in identifying and getting rid of this bug!


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Old 08-16-14, 08:35 PM
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Thumbs down Help in identifying and getting rid of this bug!

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They are pretty much everywhere. Mostly found in basement. Bigger ones can fly.
What are these and how can I get rid of them?

As well, I have spotted 3 like a cm long black beetles in my house over the last 3 weeks..... How do I get rid of them?

Thanks!
 
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Old 08-16-14, 08:58 PM
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Picture does not work......................
 

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Old 08-17-14, 06:40 AM
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Thanks for letting me know, but how do I attach picture on replying? I'm using iPhone Safari
 
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Old 08-17-14, 06:50 AM
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How about now?
Thanks again!
 
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Old 08-17-14, 08:46 AM
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It could be a small, wood-infesting beetle. There are quite a few species of these beetles and hard to ID from a pic. Look at your exposed basement wood, or any wood that youíve brought in recently. Are there small, round, pin-holes on the wood? These would be their emergence holes.

They could also be a stored-product pest emerging from infestible products such as grass seed, bird seed, old-woolen clothing/hats, taxidermy skins/mounts, pet foods, flour/corn products, etc.

Go through everything with a good light. If these are stored product pests, you will know it when you find the source. If you do find a source, donít stop as there will be secondary sources as well.

Keep us posted.
 
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Old 10-19-14, 08:39 AM
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Thanks so much for your help! I found a bag of expired pet food hidden in the basement. There were lots of these bugs around the bag. I believed it was the culprit. Once I threw it out, it didn't take too long for the bugs to completely disappear from my house! Thanks again!
 
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Old 10-22-14, 05:34 AM
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Glad to hear it! Tks for keeping us posted. Their gestation period can be rather long, sometimes 9 months or so. Donít be discouraged if you continue to see some. The frequency should drop off quickly though.

You should also look for secondary infestations in other products at this time.
 
 

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