Small black tick-like bugs infesting the house

by Guest7299  |  10 years, 10 month(s) ago

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Over the past couple days I've started to notice around the house a bunch of little black bugs that look like ticks, they just don't have any color variations. I kept thinking they were in fact ticks, but my mom said that they probably weren't since they can be squished. They apparently like corners and dark places.... I've found about 10 in just the bathroom alone today, most being in the tub or in the shower curtain. I need to know what they are and how to get rid of them; it's ridiculous how many I've seen/killed today. Thanks for any help!




  1. Guest5965
    I just moved into a new contruct house in Alaksa and I am having what sounds like the same problem, if you find out anything please post.. I am ded searching for answers also.

  2. Guest9277
    I believe my boyfriend and I are having the same issue as both of you. I found the culprit today which was an old bag of bird seeds under our sink. The bag was filled with the little black tick like bugs. We put the bag into a garbage bag and threw it out. I tried to find answers and the only thing that sounds like The answer is an insect call the spider beetle. Look through ur home for any dry food and see if that's what is infested. We also vacuumed the house and mopped while cleaning under the sink and spraying bug spray. Hope this helps!  Good luck.
  3. Guest132
    Mine do not look the same as any of yours. I looked up the picture of spider beetle and this is not what I have. Nor does it have the same markings of all the rest. Tne ones we have hang around sinks and cat water dishes mostly and are the size of the top of a pen with legs, completely black and pop whwn you squish when you pop them. They absolutly are not stink bugs because we are very aware of what those look like but only get them very seldom.  Nancy
  4. Guest1787
    Hey hopefully you have resolved your issue  by now but in case you have not,

    I came upon this thread as i found a small black tick like bug crawling on my pant leg and was worried it was a species of deer tick or something. Realizing how it moved much faster then any deer tick and upon examining it closer i saw it had odd spidery legs. I researched up on the spider beetle and at first was skeptical as mine didn't match any color patterns I saw. The one crawling on me was completely black but I read their are over 400 varieties of spider beetle and saw several pictures of all black ones that matched the little guy that was on me. I squished him to see if he popped as you said and sure enough it did pop. I assume this is probabley what you have as this matches your description pretty well. Anyway best of luck!
  5. Guest1317
    I had some old birdseed in a storeroom that was in a plastic tub. It was crawling with these little black bugs. I put the seed into a plastic bag, along with the creepy-crawlies, and put it all in the trash. I hope this has gotten rid of the problem. Thank goodness the storeroom is far away from the house and garage! Hope the parts that I put in the far-away bird feeders don't now hurt the birds that eat it. Thanks for the discussion.
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  7. Guest5495

    Their carpet bettles I live in an apartment and found one, thinking it was a bed bug I called the Orkin Man.  He took the bug back to their lab and called and told me it was a hide carpet Bettle.  I still think it was a tick, super gross makes my skin crawl.

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