Anyone know what this little bugger is? I've seen a few of them in my
home lately and I don't know if I should be concerned.
Had one crawling on me while sitting on my love seat in basement and
found another crawling on my kitchen counter. That's the one in the photo.
Only carpeting I have in my home are on my stairs, which are in plans to
Hard to say based on those pictures. Look a bit like June Beetles. Do you
have those in your area? If you are concerned, catch a few and take them to
your ag. ext. folks. Some one there will have a bug ID manual, probably.
'June beetle' can refer to several species, but only the phyllophaga is
black. Unless the font on the background is huge, it isn't one of those. A
healthy June bug is about an inch long and stings like hell when you catch
one in the forehead at 65 mph.
Good call on the ag extension though. My mother did that with a
ctenocephalides canis specimen. Of course I came under some sharp
questioning about exactly how we came to have dog fleas without having a
Don't let the 'carpet' part fool you. They'll eat almost anything. The one
in the basement is a good sign. I had some that lived in the kitchen
cabinets but they didn't make it too far from the food supply. While
cleaning up I found several Lipton/Knorr pasta packets with little round
holes in the bottom of the foil packaging. I have a sneaking suspicions they
came from adult beetle chewing their way out rather than in.
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