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Old 10-14-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Hello,

Wanted to know can anyone give advice we have little black bugs in our kitchen I cannot tell what they are my husband thougt weavers they are smail look like they have 6 to 8 legs but they are mainly under our cabinets but I also see them in a few other areas. We are clean people and these things are driving me crazy I seen many under the cabinet today can anyone give advice on what they are are what to do. I don't have a lot of money for exterimator so wanted to know what to try. Anyone had this problem I don't want it to get worst.
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Do they have hard shells? They sound like pantry pest beetles.

I found some of those recently in a box of pancake mix. The exterminator told me that the best way to get rid of them is to eliminate their food sources, so I got rid of the mix and made sure all of the other mixes and flours are sealed in plastic. I've also seen those beetles eat holes in paper cornmeal bags to get at the cornmeal.

The exterminator told me she had a client who had those beetles get into some macaroni sculptures that were stored in a drawer. They love anything made of grain.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Default Black bugs

They are under the cabinets I try to keep food in containers sometime the kids drop food. They are black with hard shell
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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if they are weevils, or food eating insects, make sure all food source is gone, then put out a light spray of any raid or roach killer, ant will work also. That should remove them.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Do they have hard shells? They sound like pantry pest beetles.

I found some of those recently in a box of pancake mix. The exterminator told me that the best way to get rid of them is to eliminate their food sources, so I got rid of the mix and made sure all of the other mixes and flours are sealed in plastic. I've also seen those beetles eat holes in paper cornmeal bags to get at the cornmeal.

The exterminator told me she had a client who had those beetles get into some macaroni sculptures that were stored in a drawer. They love anything made of grain.
We had those a long time ago, but since then we store our flour in the refrigerator...problem solved.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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Try putting bay leaves (whole or crushed) in your kitchen cabinets. It's a non-chemical option that adds a nice smell to your kitchen without being absorbed by the flour. (other natural deterrents: cloves, garlic, peppercorn may affect the taste).
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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I think I found the source I purchased the dog some doggie treats thought they were ok because they were in a plastic bag. Just found the bag full of the black bugs. I forgot about the bag under the sink because it seem the dog didnot like the treats so I removed them hopefully that is the source. I will update.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Somebody posted this link the other day- it has pics of bugs, and that could help figure out what they are and where they might have came from.
What's That Bug? Insect identification
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Default Little Black Bugs in Georgia

Does anyone know what these little black bugs are? Seem to be attracted to white clothing. WHen I walk outside they seem to just all of a sudden be all over my clothing. I have attached a picture.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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Do you have any pets? Dogs or cats? Check their food. That was the source of the little black bugs we had. I only noticed them in the kitchen around the sink and searched in vain for a source. I finally found it in the dog biscuits that weren't even stored in the kitchen. They're gone now.
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