Darkling beetles

6853.        Small dark brown/black beetles are everywhere, in cupboards, linen, bed, bathroom… They smell bad when you touch them and have a small white worm larvae. The beetles are up to a 1/4″ big. I haven’t been able to get rid of them by cleaning with soap and water but it helps. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada

Number 6853. These appear to be darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), but the image is too dark to make a more precise identification. In order to get rid of them, you need to find and eliminate their food source. Some species will feed on a wide variety of dry stored food products including whole grains (usually those damaged by moisture).