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Offline kimberly0309

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« on: 19/05/2008 04:09:51 »
These bugs starting appearing in our house a couple of days ago. Several in the bathrooms and computer rooms. They are fast moving, black and brown with 6 legs, no wings.  I have attached a picture.  I would like to know what these are and how to get rid of them! Thanks!!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/05/2008 12:09:48 »
where are you?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/05/2008 17:18:07 »
Eastern KY.  I looked around on the internet last night and the closest thing I could find was a false Bobbardier Beetle, but of course, I know nothing about bugs, so I guess at this point I would want to know if this is correct and if so, why are they coming in the house and how do I get rid of them?? Thanks for your help!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/05/2008 02:43:07 »
http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/61621171

I think that is it, do the beetles at your house seem to have join down the centre of their back like in the picture i've linked to? if i'm right its called Dendroides canadensis. But i'm not sure about what could be attracting them or how you could repel them other than closing the flyscreen/windows.

Or it might well be the False Bombardier Beetle like you found, very hard to tell with some insects. there might be 1000 different ones that look similar
« Last Edit: 20/05/2008 02:52:21 by Madidus_Scientia »
 

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« Reply #4 on: 20/05/2008 04:49:56 »
Good eye - gooday!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/05/2008 20:52:10 »
I dont think that is it as the one in kimberly0309 picture the rear shell parts has many lines running along it.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/05/2008 21:47:37 »
Phew !!..I really am all beetled out.....I've been looking at loads of pictures and it could be anyone of a number of grain beetles or weevils......thing is......if you have an infestation I believe there are bug traps available.......else...call pest control !!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 22/05/2008 00:27:39 »
Thanks everyone!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 22/05/2008 00:41:13 »
Thanks everyone!

Please do let us know how you get on Kimberley !
 

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