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what is this bug? #730338

Asked October 12, 2020, 11:46 PM EDT

Dear Expert
I am from Singapore and I keep having these types of bugs crawling all over my living room despite me cleaning them up daily.  They are small about 2-3mm in size, sometimes they fly but mostly crawling around the tables and floors.  It is also dark brown in color.  I dont know if they bite but so far I have not been bitten. Can someone tell me what is this bug? and how to get rid of it? At the moment, I am using insecticides spray which I hate the smell or I'll just wipe them with a damp cloth and wash it down the sink.

Cook County Outside United States

Expert Response

This looks like either:

Cigarette Beetle, Lasioderma serricorne

or

Drugstore Beetle, Stegobium paniceum

See more at:

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in027

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig095

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in385

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in384



Roberto Pereira Replied October 13, 2020, 2:27 PM EDT

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