Does anyone know this type of bug/beetle?

Asked June 11, 2019, 12:27 PM EDT

I’ve found two of them in my home over the past week, one crawling on my bed, which is close to the window, and then another began crawling on me later in the week. Do you have any clue what type this could be? I want to be certain it’s not a bed bug. It seems to have small wings in the back underneath the body?

Missouri beetle carpet beetles

1 Response

These are not bed bugs, but most likely carpet beetles. They may vary in size and coloring but are looking for animal based goods to eat and lay eggs into. Pet foods and hair will commonly attract these pests. Vacuuming and dusting the house is helpful in the control of these bugs. For more info, see:



Thanks, G.