May 24, 2018 · Thank you for this little article. It answers all the questions I had having recently found tiny bugs the size of comma’s in my flour. I have found no adult sized bugs, so I suspect that per your article there have been eggs in the flour and they’ve hatched recently since the weather has become milder. I found a small oval brown bug with horizontal stripes. The soap and water just makes a paste out of loose flour or other material, and once it is a hard paste in the cracks and crevices you will never get it out, and the beetles will still be able to feed on it. Question: I am finding small brown bugs in my kitchen. They are oval.
Jun 04, 2009 · In my kitchen cabinet we have found little bugs in boxes like macaroni and rice and even flour. I've looked for what they could be and I couldn't find an answer. They were little pencil-lead sized bugs that are striped (brownish grey color) and they shed their shell type body thing. Any help to finding out what these bugs are, where they came from, and how to get rid of them is muchly appreciated!Followers: 3. Flour Beetle. Flour beetles are also quite common in homes. There are two flour beetles with similar biology, behaviors, life cycle and feeding habits, the red and confused flour beetles. The red flour beetle has a three-segmented club, and the confused flour beetle does not.
Dear Alex, This is a Spider Beetle, a common Household Pest that will infest stored foods. We are confident it is a Smooth Spider Beetle, Gibbium aequinoctiale, which is picture on BugGuide where it states the habitat is “Mainly houses, flour mills, occasionally warehouses, hospitals, stores” and food includes “wide variety of dead organic materials; may be a dry stored product pest.”.