very small Bug found in home

Asked March 13, 2019, 10:35 PM EDT

seemed to drop from the ceiling, landing on my arm. Measures less than 1/16" in length. Looks like a 'ladybug' but did not identify wings. Can you tell me what this is? Hopefully not some kind of bed bug.

Siskiyou County California

1 Response

This is a dermestid beetle. Not a blood feeding insect. This is probably just something that found its way into your home, however if you see several of these beetles over a short period of time then it suggests that they are developing in your home and you might want to look carefully at any clothing made of wool, feathers, or hide to see if they are eating your clothing.