What's this bug?
February 27, 2007 6:05 PM   Subscribe

What is this bug (1.5MB, 2848 x 2136 JPEGs), and should I be worried that I'm starting to see them in our home?

I've never seen these bugs before, but have noticed more than a dozen in the past week. All but one have been found in the kitchen, though none have been found in food. They don't seem to fly—at least I can't get them to fly when disturbed. What are they? Should I be worried about an infestation? I live in Stockton, Calif., if that helps. Thanks!
posted by DakotaPaul to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
posted by grateful at 6:13 PM on February 27, 2007

Looks like a carpet beetle (5th one down)
posted by CKmtl at 6:21 PM on February 27, 2007

Best answer: Looks like furniture carpet beetle. More pics. This page tells you more on what to do.
posted by special-k at 6:25 PM on February 27, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks, CKmtl and special-k, you were very helpful!
posted by DakotaPaul at 7:22 PM on February 27, 2007

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