Small bugs in kitchen, what are they, how to remove?

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These things look like ants, but they're not. They have a fat lower section unlike an ant I've seen. They are very tiny, and can be found only around the kitchen sink area. Any ideas what they are and how to kill them?
Here is the best pic I could get.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nuiyjq.jpg
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G. Morgan wrote:

Too out of focus to see anything but a blob. Are they hard-shelled like a small beetle? Potentially flour weevil or similar; check any dry stock in cabinets like rice, pasta, flour, etc., carefully; if so one of those may be how you introduced them.
Just a guess--as say can't see clearly enough to tell anything at all from picture.
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G. Morgan wrote:

Do they fly?
If so, gnats?
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Discard old bannannannannannas.
Once I get started, it's hard to stoppppppp.
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wrote:

The best plan for any kind of infestation is a bait. Try something like Terro if they seem to eat sugar. Otherwise make a bait out of what they eat, about 1 part boric acid to 12 -15 parts of the bait food.
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I'm sorry, but that was really funny :)
We have small moth-like bugs in our kitchen that seem to get T the grains. Not sure what they are wither, and I am not in the mood for salad, so I will have to find another way to rid of them.
Chris
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On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:00:46 -0700 (PDT), "Chris (SilverUnicorn)"

If eating them is out of the question, you could probably roll up a $100 bill and snort them out of the air. It's a good aerobic exercise.
To the OP: They probably rode in on some kind of grain or whatever. Check all cereal or any other loose food on your shelves.
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Chris (SilverUnicorn) wrote:

Those are probably some kind of weevil...I can't recall the name. They arrive as eggs or larva in grain, pasta, etc. If stored long enough, they will hatch. I had a bad infestation and couldn't find the problem. Cleaned out, I thought, all the suspect packages. What I missed, in the very back of a top shelf, was a very old partially used pkg. of couscous. It was loaded and had produced enough little critters to get into another pkg. of pasta.
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No idea on how to kill mouse poop. You can try hitting it with a hammer, or maybe stomping on it.
Good luck!
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I think they are ants. I had some last year about that size ... I used Terro . It got rid of them.
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THEY LOOK LIKE FLEAS
THE BEST WAY TO IRRADICATE THEM HUMANELY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND PETS IS TO GET LISTERINE OR A COMPARABLE QUALITY ASTRINGENT- POUR SOME IN A SPRAY BOTTLE OR MISTER AND SPRAY THEM AND ANY AFFECTED AREAS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD
I AM PROTEUS
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CORRECTION
THE PROPER HUMANE AND PET SAFE FLUID IS AN "ANTISEPTIC" NOT AN ASTRINGENT
I AM PROTEUS
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Learn to use the caps lock key. Or go away.
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wrote:

spider beetles? http://www.whatsthatbug.com/category/beetles/pantry-beetles-grain-weevils-spider-beetles-meal-worms-carpet-beetles-and-cereal-moths /
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If they are still there, get someone with a good camera to get us better pictures
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replying to G. Morgan, fitbritchick wrote: I have them too around the skirting boards/base boards and on my dryer.
Did you find a cure for them?
Thanks Sarah

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On 1/9/2016 9:44 AM, fitbritchick wrote:

Can't tell much from the picture. My neighbor had an infestation of these: http://bugs.ufl.edu/bug-of-the-day-psocids/
Every morning, there were thousands of them on his kitchen counter.
Turns out that his sewer pipe had rusted thru and there was a big puddle of sewage under his house. Fixing the pipe and an exterminator fixed the bug infestation.
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On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:44:05 PM UTC-5, fitbritchick wrote:

I sure hope the OP found a cure. Otherwise she's been living with the bugs for over 5 years. Yuck!
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Oren posted for all of us...

He should have given it a taste test. Some don't learn the first time, he get promoted?
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