Entomology (Study of Bugs)/what is ths bug?

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hello..can you help me please? i found these bugs in my house,in the bathroom which is ,part of it ,under wooden stairs..i don't know if that has something to do,but i mentioned it...what is it? how to get rid of that?

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Georgia,

These are called spider beetles, (google "spider beetles" for pictures and http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/spider-beetles). They are harmless but can sometimes (at least in the US) be minor pests of stored food. No treatment is needed.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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