Poppy seeds on my ktchn counter?(5 posts)
I live in an apt for 1 yr 2 mos and recently found poppy seed size bugs on my kitchen counter... Thought they might be fleas cuz I have an indoor cat and a pug but he only comes in at nght to sleep in his crate far frm my ktchn... I use Advantage on both my pets... Any idea what these crawling poppy seeds on my counter are? They smash when I kill them wth a paper towel.
Its difficult to id and offer help without an image. At the same time its hard to get good pictures of small things.
It sounds most likely that you have a mite or a stored product pest.
I would strongly advise you to capture some onto clear tape and have an entomologist identify them.
Once you know what it is you can find out how its best to deal with it.
It does not sound bedbug related though.
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Perhaps cigarette or drugstore beetles or even the hard to see cl. Rains bug.
If I can chime in on this thread I have a question. I once read somewhere that baby bbs (recently hatched) look like poppy seeds. Is this true? From what I've read and the photos I've seen on this site they're not black at all. Can someone (hopefully a pro) confirm? I ask because I brought home a plant some time ago and found these black poppy seed like things all over my floor. Since then I've been getting some skin reactions. Thanks.
No-- first instar nymphs are clear when they hatch and red after they feed-- and never black.I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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