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    Default What are these small black bugs in my apartment?

    there are these little bugs i keep finding in my apt and i cant figure out what they are! i am either finding them on my bed or in the kitchen in water. they are very small and black with i think 6 six legs and a long snout. i don't think they bite either. i tried to do some google research, but nothing. they are not bed bugs and they are not carpet beetles and definitely not cockroaches. any insight would be helpful! thanks

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    All I have to say is Welcome to Miami! I feel for you...Amazing that I don't know the answer considering all the bugs I've dealt with.

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    take a picture of one and post it.

    I hate the bugs here in South Florida. I struggled for months to get control over a sugar ant infestation and now the huge ass cockroaches are coming out and about...super!

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    Default Re: What are these small black bugs in my apartment?

    good idea!

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    Hi Laurab,

    Can you tell us what type of building you live in that this is happening? Although with the picture of that bug coming soon, I don't know how I can check your answer...

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    Default Re: What are these small black bugs in my apartment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christy View Post
    Hi Laurab,

    Can you tell us what type of building you live in that this is happening? Although with the picture of that bug coming soon, I don't know how I can check your answer...
    well it's pretty random when they show up. sometimes i will kill 4 a day, other times i don't see any at all... so i'm going to try to get a pic asap...
    as far as my building, it's an older building with parking underneath and i live on the 9th floor which is the top. i think it may have been built maybe in the 60s?? idk... appliances were advertized as "new" but are obviously NOT. it's carpeted and has popcorn ceiling... is that enough info? in the past year i've lived here i have only seen a couple roaches in the hallway... never in my unit. i just have a little problem with these stupid unidentified bugs!

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    not sure if you were talking to me or not, but I live in a small rental house in the Miami shores area...the house was built in the 1930s, typical of this area. Because of it's age, there are a lot of cracks and crevices or the little beasts to crawl on in...lovely.

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    I think I know what you are talking about, but I can't remember their names right now.

    Jasmin, a girl who used to post here, also had issues with those bugs.

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    I don't recognize those bugs.

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    The ones I'm thinking of are called Silverfish. Are these the ones you are seeing?

    Silverfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    And didn't Jasmin live in new construction? So sad. Call Terminex or Orkin, and don't appear desperate or they charge extra. Or call your landlord/property management co and tell them to send an exterminator. If they really bother you, I hate to say it but you should look for another apartment.

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    I've gotten those in my condo before and I live in new construction. They seem to come out during the summer.

    I've never had roaches though.

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    I freaking hate those silverfish! So alien looking!

    Other then Rick Scott, the insects are the worst thing about South Florida!

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    no they are not silverfish... they kinda look like mini anteaters! i just saw one, but as soon as i grabbed my camera it was gone

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    Must be an interesting looking insect if it looks like an anteater. You have me guessing.

    Little Miss has company on her bed for this eve.. Just took this picture momemts ago. Anoles always welcome in this household.


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    I think that's a gecko, no?

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    Default Re: What are these small black bugs in my apartment?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurab View Post
    I freaking hate those silverfish! So alien looking!

    Other then Rick Scott, the insects are the worst thing about South Florida!
    LMAO!!!

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    All insects have 6 legs. But it sounds like a beetle. Tell me if it looks like one of these:

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    We just lost Cristy to this thread!

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    Default Re: What are these small black bugs in my apartment?

    Quote Originally Posted by live View Post
    All insects have 6 legs. But it sounds like a beetle. Tell me if it looks like one of these:

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    YES THOSE ARE IT! i finally got a pic last night, but now there's no need. thank you so much

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