I was hoping somebody could identify this beetle from the picture, i find these quite often in my house along the skirting boards mainly. If clothes are left on the floor you can be pretty sure you will find them hiding under them, I have never seen them fly but they appear to have wings. As yet i havent found any of their larvae but they do sometimes turn up looking slightly different in appearance ie slightly bigger or darker. I hope somebody can help me identify them and maybe even get rid of them as the problem doesnt seem to be going away with just giving the house a good regular clean.
Thanks for your quick reply.
It definitely seems to be the culprit, the other ones i find seem to look like a carpet beetle or pantry beetle but the only thing that baffles me is i only ever find them upstairs towards one side of the house and in my lounge which would be on the same side. So far i have never found them in my kitchen or dining room.
Something i have noticed from descriptions of all these type of beetle is they can be associated with birds nests, coincidently the side of the house where i always find these there is a stainless steel chimney flue which is boxed in and im wondering if they have made their way in through there and are nesting under the floorboards.
What do you think?