Question There's drugstore beetles popping up on my soafas & light fixtures a few time on me! ! I really freakd our &sprayed Evey inch of my apperment & appliances. I dident see anything for a wile,did a lil. research to find out exactly what I was dealing with& IT'S the beetles . I also inspect all my grocery that comes in. And again I found the lil ulgy thing whyyyyy"??????? PLEASE HELP
Drugstore beetles can be very common in homes and usually indicate an infestation in some kind of food. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cigarette_drugstore_beetle.html for some general information about these beetles. They won't bite and are otherwise harmless. Check around for the infestation and follow the suggestions on the page cited above. Post a follow up if you have questions.
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