Spider beetle

6723.      Found two of these bugs mid-November in bedroom closet. Very small, about 2-3mm. Reddish-brown in colour. Worried it is a bed bug. Toronto, ON. Canada

 

Number 6723.  Thus is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). These feed on a wide variety or organic materials and sometimes can become pantry pests. Click here for a fact sheet that includes some control recommendations.