6686.      The bug is probably around 0.5 CM long, and it was found crawling on our curtains/around our window ledge. We’ve seen it a few times around the condo, and we have no idea where it comes from or what it is. I found a few more in random places in the apartment – sometimes in the sink, sometimes on the curtain, and most recently in a cupboard! I tried taking a close up photo this time – does this help confirm whether it is in fact a beetle, and is it harmful? Any advice on how to eliminate it? It’s the first time I’ve ever ever had issues with pests in the condo. Thanks, Phoebe.


Number 6686.  This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles and allies); it might be a black carpet beetle in the genus Attagenus – Click here for control recommendations.