Fellow New Yorkers! I don't think it's a roach...but what is it?
April 27, 2014 10:11 PM Subscribe
Just moved to New York City to a clean, small apartment. I've been here a month and in the past few days have found several, small, brown bugs. My first thought, roaches! But these guys are really, really slow and come out in the daylight a lot. I've had roaches before and you can't catch them with your hands, these guys I can just swoop down and snag.
posted by Rosengeist to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
They also have small antennae. It's hard to tell if they have wings though...The first one was tear drop shaped, more like a spider beetle, the next was more thin, like a rectangle. I'm really clean and see them in my room where I don't keep food (aside from an occasional snack or soda bottle). I have, however, had the windows open lately and live on the third floor of an apartment complex, so they could have easily flown in, and I do shop from street vendors for groceries a lot, so whatever it is could have hitched a ride on some produce.
Any ideas? They're not bad, it's just bothering me. If its a roach species, I don't want it around, if its just like, a normal beetle, I'm not as upset.