What’s This Bug? Tiny Brown Flying Bugs In Car

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tiny brown bug in car
They are the size of a gnat and resemble the beetle
They are the size of a gnat and resemble the beetle

 

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car invested with tiny flying bugs

What:

“My husband and I both have little tiny brown flying bugs in our cars. We are actually infested with them in our cars.”

 

Where:

We live in South Florida and have tons of Palm trees in our yard that we park under.

I suspect it is related to the trees considering both of our vehicles have been invaded. These little critters are entering the cars in the little holes where the dash meets the hood.

 

Do you know which bug this is?

Help Shannon and her husband identify this pest.

Drop your comment below.

 


 

Got an ID request yourself?

Are little insects bugging you? Are you itching to know which bug you are dealing with?

  • Send a clear picture to dd2 [@] live [dot] nl.
  • Mention size. For instance 2 mm.
  • If possible with something for scale in it. Or something on the background. A remote control, a coin, or a banana if  you must.
  • Mention where you encounter the bugs. For example; in your living room in Carlsbad, California.
  • Mention characteristics. Do they fly? Do they bite?

 

We will post your pics here and help you determine what you’re dealing with.

22 thoughts on “What’s This Bug? Tiny Brown Flying Bugs In Car

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate your time and effort.

      I’m not too sure if this is my bug or not. I just sent two more closeups of better quality for detail. They are the size of a gnat. They do resemble the beatle.

      We live in South Florida and have tons of Palm trees in our yard that we park under. I suspect it is related to the trees considering both of our vehicles have been invaded. These little critters are entering the cars in the little holes where the dash meets the hood.

      I appreciate your help.

      Thanks again!

      1. I am having the same issue! These things are horrible. I have bombed my car 3 times and have been using spray. It has helped a lot but I still see stragglers every so often. Have you been able to figure out what they are?

        1. Hi Amanda, I’ve asked a friend who lives in Florida too and he also thought they are Cigarette Beetles. You think it’s another species?

        2. I have the same problem. It started in my car, and now they are in my house. They are so annoying. They bite. I find them in my bed, on my bathroom sink. I am so sick of them. I hate bugs. I am going to try lemon pine sol. It got rid of my roach problem fast.

      2. I have these bugs too!!! I got in the car after work today and literally had like 50 of them. Today was by far the worst I had to immediately go vacuum them up. Help!!!?!!

    2. I have them too. Trying to find answers. Also live in central Florida. Did a lot of travel on road, in and out of hotels, just before discovering these in my car. I thought it was bed bugs, but now think they are drugstore beetles maybe. Mine look Exactly like your picture. I sprayed and vaccuumed yesterday and saw 2 crawling this morning. May try to repeat or bomb the car. I also park under oak tree, maybe the travel was coincidence. Wondering if it hitched a ride on my groceries or clothing as I saw one on my sons bag. Worried they could end up in the house.
      if anyone found something that kills them let me know.

  1. I have had these for a couple of months in y car too and I park under trees in Tampa FL. I think they also will bite because I thought I had fleas in the car but I do not. I do not have pets in the car so fleas would have been from feral cats outside sleeping on the car.
    How do I get rid of them as tjey have been here for a while and I see there are quire a few. I am going to get car detailed but don’t want to until I have rhis under control. Another FL bug to worry about!!

    1. I have the same problem!! Just bought my car about a month and started noticing these little critters recently! Anyone found out how to get rid of them??? Help!

    2. I wonder if this is what I have! I live in Tampa and have to park under a tree. I am being bitten in my car but I can’t see what’s doing it. I got home today and I have 12 bites on my shoulder. I’m going to clean and spray my car tomorrow. I am really at my wits end. I’m sure it’s in the car because no one else is being bitten.

  2. I have this issues as well right down to them coming I from where the dash meets the hood but I am in Houston. I really need to know how to get rid of them.

  3. I have this issues as well right down to them coming I from where the dash and the hood but I am in Houston. I really need to know how to get rid of them.

  4. I’ve seen what appears to be the same or similar pests, in a package of Asian noodles.
    They must have arrived as larva in the product, eventually maturing and even eating holes in the clear plastic packaging before moving onto other nearby package food sources. Now I believe that I have seen them again, not on any food but a small window without any food sources near it.

  5. I have tried everything to get rid of them even professional pest control have sprayed my car, they continue to multiply. If someone finds a solution please let me know!!

  6. Yes! I went into my friends car today and their was millions of them! I thought they were ticks or fleas or something, but it was disgusting. Not to mention that they were crawling front the insides of the seat into my clothes! Ugh! Btw: we live in Florida

  7. i just discover one a week ago im my car n killed it, then with days another one and another one. also crawling on dashboard i just spray my car need yo vacum it now. i live in san diego ca. and park my car in an open old garage ..

  8. Have same problem; live in south Florida. Have a bout 10-15 per day. Haven’t seen any solutions posted. Any ideas?

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