Brownish red kitchen bug

Asked November 20, 2019, 11:20 AM EST

I have been finding brownish red bugs in my kitchen cabinet . These tiny (size of a grain of rice)bugs with several legs and no atenae are in a corner cabinet that has no food. They only hold clean dishes and baking sheet. We have sprayed powder in all cracks but it didn't help. We have kept the cabinets clear of dishes but they still come back We need to ID this bugs to get rid of them.

Otero County Colorado

1 Response

It sounds like one of the flour beetles. See http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/insect-pests-of-home-stored-foods-5-501/ for details on identification and control options.