While there are many insects that fit this general description the one that you are most likely to find in the typical home are dermestid beetles, commonly called carpet beetles (see photo above). Carpet beetle adults can be all black to mottled grey, white, and brown, and round to oval in shape.
Index of all insects found in Missouri. Note: Please note that insects do not adhere to man-drawn borders on a map and as such they may be found beyond their listed 'reach' showcased on our website. Insects are typically drawn to a given area by available food supply, weather, environmental factors (pollution, etc), water supply, mating patterns, etc and can be territorial.
Little black bugs with white stripes are carpet beetles. These beetles are pests in warehouses, homes and wherever they can find the proper food. They can cause damage to fabrics and carpets. These beetles find their way into homes and buildings through improperly sealed openings.
A reader recently wrote to us about, as the title of this article suggests, a small, brown worm with stripes on the counter. (The worm was on the bathroom counter, more precisely.) The reader sent pictures of the brown striped worm and was merely wondering what it is.
The bugs look like a beetle type, they are small dark brown almost black, with a white or yellow band on their backs. We normally find them in the morning laying on their backs on the hardwood floor. I want to spray for these and I am fearful that they are wood eaters. We live in a timber frame home from the early 1970s.
Okay its black-ish-brown, and white wavy striped bug, smallYet big enough to see, I found some in my bed and I don't like it : ⌂ What is this bug on my pillow? Okay its black-ish-brown, and white wavy striped bug, smallYet big enough to see, I found some in my bed and I don't like it