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Identify this bug?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Adjuster, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Adjuster

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    Everyday I find these in my house stuck to my ceiling. Looks like a small beetle. They are a light powdery grey in color. Very strong and resistant to bug spray. I am mostly curious if this is a type of stink bug that is causing everyone problems up north, I'm in south Florida and haven't heard of a stink bug problem down here. I have never seen one outside, only in my house. I treat my home monthly for ants, roaches etc and don't have any or only find dead ones. This bug however is like the Superman of bugs. What is it?


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  2. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Boll Weevil
     
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  3. HerrGlock

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    Dunno what that is offhand but it's not a stink bug. Stink bugs are more shield shaped, usually with pointy shoulders and either green or brown.
     
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    Am I on your "ignore list"? :rofl:
     
  5. Al Czervik

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    looks kinda familiar, I was told lighter fluid and an ice pick will kill'em!!
     
  7. dherloc

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    You do NOT want a weevil infestation. Live in central FL and one day it seemed the house was suddenly overrun with those things...EVERYWHERE. We searched high and low for the source...figured it HAD to be from outside. Nope.

    Turned out the birdseed we had purchased was infested with them and the container it was stored it was not quite air tight. Took a few days to find that out.

    DE worked great getting rid of them. Sprinkle that stuf around and no more infestation.
     
  8. HerrGlock

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    Nope. Should you be?

    All the boll weevils I've seen have MUCH longer snouts.

    After spending a lot of time in Enterprise Al, I got used to seeing this:
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    The bug in the OP is one I've seen before but outside of cotton country so I dunno.
     
  9. Adjuster

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    Apparently Boll Weevils have a probiscus. My bug does not.


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  10. G29Reload

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    I heard there is a new variant on the stinkbug down south causing it's own problems.

    Smash one and see.

    You have to seal your house up tight and kill everyone you see.
     
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    Wtf is de?
     
  12. HiddenEyes

    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    Doesn't that seem a little extreme; I mean it's just one bug, no need to go all homicidal and everything. :shocked:


























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  13. Adjuster

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    DE is the Diatomaceous Earth correct? I have seen it for pool filters. Can I get any DE sold at WalMart or a pool store or do I need a special kind? Can I spread it around the perimeter of my home and sprinkle it around the inside of my home? A quick Google search says its harmless to humans and animals and its even an additive in some foods we eat.



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  14. HerrGlock

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    Dunno but I'll look around closer. All the ones I've seen look like a mini walking leaf with pointy shoulders.
     
  15. HerrGlock

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    If you have pets spend the money and get the Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth.
    http://www.earthworkshealth.com/

    Yeah, you can use it inside and near food preparation areas. I would highly suggest avoiding eating it by the spoonful but other than that...
     
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    Absolutely food grade only. I use it in my chicken coop and have never had mites, fleas, ticks- anything.
    DE can be had cheaply at places like feed stores and Tractor Supply- like $15 for 50 lbs. No need to spend a ton of money on it.
    One thing about DE, if you use it outside, water will render it useless.
     
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    Sri lanken Weevil, they are eating my hibiscus at the new house we moved into. From what I have heard the Bayer Advanced bug killer does a great job http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=bayer+advanced+insect+killer&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=CZo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1525&bih=754&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3013698981863054210&sa=X&ei=RlIgT_r2DKXc0QGc9qkI&ved=0CJMBEPMCMAU. You must have a plant that they are munching on, look for leaves that look like swiss cheese or have a bunch of cut outs.
     
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    Nope. :embarassed:

    I was just soo sure of myself. Yup. Wrong again. Damn internet. :)
     
  20. Adjuster

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    Hey that does look like my guy.

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=i..._upl=1951l1951l0l4042l1l1l0l0l0l0l88l88l1l1l0



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