Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Brown bug

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Brown bug
Brown bug  
I seem to have an issue with very small brown bugs in my bathroom, they do fly. I have not seen these anywhere is the home.i have attached a photo. Please help

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Carla,

This is a beetle, probably either the drugstore beetle or the closely related cigarette beetle (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drugstore_beetle). These beetles typically infest some type of stored food, including dry pet food. They are otherwise harmless but locating and disposing of the infested material will likely solve the problem.

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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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Ph.D. in Entomology

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