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SMALL BUGS!
SMALL BUGS!  

Little bugs!!!
Little bugs!!!  
I wanted to know what these little bugs are. I find them in my purses in the closet in my clothes drawers and even in storage containers. I currently live in jacksonville Florida. I want to know what they are and are they harmful to me and my family.

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Andrea:

Unfortunately, your picture is too blurry for me to make an accurate ID.  However, from the outline and color of the subject, it looks like a species of beetle.  There aren't any beetles that are harmful to humans.  However, some beetles that resemble the color and shape of this creature are known to infest dry foods in the pantry.

If you have any clearer pictures, please send.  

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I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you. You may also join my group page on Facebook and post your picture at www.facebook.com/groups/antmans.hill/.

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22+ years' experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health (I was part of the R&D team that worked to develop FrontLine flea and tick products) and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.

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Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener SCION Newsletter, GardenStyleSA e-Newsletter

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BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)

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2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.

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