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Help to identify insect/bug #755354

Asked June 10, 2021, 3:00 PM EDT

Can someone please identify what this insect is? It can fly around and hang out on the ceiling. It has a very hard shell and when I catch them I have to squish them really hard in a kleenex or napkin in order to kill them. See attached picture below. Appreciate any input so I can find out how to get rid of them. Kathy Doodnauth

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

Thanks for the question.

The resolution of the picture makes it difficult to provide you a precise answer. My guess it is purely seasonal and will soon disappear. A relatively fast and easy way to deal with them is just vacuum them up and dispose in the trash. Here are a couple of publications that deal with Minnesota household insects:

https://extension.umn.edu/household-insects/nuisance-insects

https://apps.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/insect/?utm_source=custom block&utm_medium=ext&utm_term=diagnostic insect&utm_campaign=

Good luck!

Steve Hedman Replied June 10, 2021, 3:36 PM EDT

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