Is This a Tick or Not?

Asked July 21, 2018, 11:23 AM EDT

Hello, I hope this is the right place to submit this query. My wife and I found this insect in our home. I am confident it is not a tick, but she would like professional opinion (we have a 3 week old baby!). Thank you for your time and help!

Hennepin County Minnesota

2 Responses

It is an adult weevil, a type of beetle. There are a few different species with a very similar appearance that often come into homes during the summer. See https://pestid.msu.edu/insects-and-arthropods/strawberry-root-weevil/ for information about the most common one of these.