Bug identification

Asked January 18, 2020, 7:04 PM EST

2nd one of these bugs I’ve found. I’ve have a few small bites I woke with. Trying to identify and learn how to rid

Hidalgo County Texas insect identification beetles

1 Response

I believe you have cigarette or drugstore beetles. Very common in Texas. These got their name from being found in tobacco packs and other plant based areas of the house. Check and clear bedding and clothing of these pests by heating or freezing. Moth balls can help to some extent, but if you have a large population a pest control agency may need to be called to help rid you of these. Please refer to the TX extension guides on this below.

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Thanks, G.