I started finding these bugs about 4/5 weeks ago, on ly 1 or maybe 2 in a week. Then nothing for a week then one night i found about 6 in the kitchen, 1 in the hallway on the ceiling, then again nothing for about a week then 2 more in the kitchen and 1 in the bathroom. We are in a first floor flat and been here for almost 3 years without any problem. Can anyone identify for me please,
the 1 on the right has similar markings to the dermestis beetle... (larder beetle)
do you have an air vent outside with no cover on, perhaps a bird has died, these beetles thrive on decaying birds.
As Mike says, there are thousands of beetles...
Hi, no there are no open vents. Ive looked at the above websites but im afraid to me the bugs mostly look similar, would it be possible to send some to be positively identified. Thanks to both responders.
If you could send us some specimens we will try to ID them here.
Here is our address:
Identification and Advisory Services
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD