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Insect and Spider Identification: I keep finding these little brown bugs in my apartment

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ASondhi
New York, NY

July 25, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9218361

They are brown and can fly, for at least a short time. They also curl up into a ball when touched.

I have also found their larva all over the apartment.

What are they, where do they usually come from, and how do I get rid of them?

I had some dried flowers that I just threw out because I thought that it may have been their source. I also just purchased a royal palm plant.

Suggestions?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 25, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9218452

Image too small and fuzzy for a good i.d. - on the chance that it could be a pantry pest like a drugstore or cigarette beetle, check dry stored products (flour, pasta, mixes, spices, pet food, etc.) for signs of infestation.
ASondhi
New York, NY

July 26, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9219227

Here is another picture to help identify this bug.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 26, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9219354

Looks like a cigarette beetle. See http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2083.html for control recommendations.

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