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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Can't tell much from the picture.
My neighbor had an infestation of these:
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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