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Found this brown bug with black spots and black head under my Ottoman in my foyer. Only found one other one in my bathroom. Please help

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Nathan,

This is a beetle but I can't see enough detail to id further. It could be one of the carpet beetle species (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html) or it could just be something that came in from outside. In either case it is not something to be overly concerned about.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions about the control of pest insects, spiders, mites and related arthropods. These household pests include termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, nuisance ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, and many others. I can also answer questions about using pesticides and other pest control tools such as baits and traps.

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I am a retired university extension entomologist. I've taught and conducted research in urban and agricultural entomology. I've published over 70 extension publications, 20 research publications and several books about insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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