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Insect and Spider Identification: Are these ticks?

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Ojo Amarillo, NM

January 25, 2013
7:33 PM

Post #9397759

See these sometimes walking on the carpet and we usually catch alot of these critters on the sticky traps.

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Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

January 25, 2013
9:13 PM

Post #9397819

No, not ticks. For one, ticks hang around trees so they can "jump" on an unsuspeting host for the blood. They don't invade houses.

What you have looks like some kind of beetle. You may want to bring in in a jar to your extension service. They will gladly help you for free and can give you some information.
Ojo Amarillo, NM

January 25, 2013
9:19 PM

Post #9397820


Thank you for the help and the reply.
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

January 25, 2013
9:24 PM

Post #9397826

You are welcome
Minot, ND

January 26, 2013
3:42 AM

Post #9397880

Spider beetles in the subfamily Ptininae - maybe the American spider beetle -
These beetles will eat an amazing variety of dry food items, and can be pantry pests -
Ojo Amarillo, NM

January 26, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9398315


Thank you also for your help. I'll research them.

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