Spider beetle

6812.         This has been seen multiple times at the apartment. What is this bug? Is this harmful? How can we get rid of this? Size: small (about 0.5 cm), month: April, May, season: Spring, seen inside of an apartment floor. Toronto, ON. Canada

Number 6812. This is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). They can feed on a very wide variety of dry food products, and can become pantry pests.  Click here for more detailed information.