Foreign grain beetle

6851.        Please get back to me soon! North York, On. Canada

Number 6851. The image is not clear enough for a confident identification; it might be a nuisance pest species such as a foreign grain beetle, Ahasverus advena (Coleoptera: Silvanidae). Also known as new house beetles, they feed on the molds and fungi that grow on poorly seasoned lumber or wet plaster and wallboard. Control, other than vacuuming them up, is not necessary. Click Here for more detailed information.