I’ve found bugs in my reptiles cage I keep it very clean 100% I’ve mostly found them in the humid hide if I upload

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Customer: I’ve found bugs in my reptiles cage I keep it very clean 100% I’ve mostly found them in the humid hide if I upload pictures can anyone identify them for me?
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My name is ***** ***** I am a Vet Tech with Over 40 years experience in Reptiles and thier care.

Please post the picture and I will see if I can I dentify the bugs and where they may come from.Do you feed crickets?

Is this a Leopard Gecko enclosure?

Joan

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this is a leopard gecko enclosure they manly eat super worms they never eat anything else they kinda look like beetles , I’m not really sure but I only find them in the humid hide when I’m going to spray them
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The 2nd is the one I found today I’m getting worried they looked like bed bugsso I started panicking but I’m not sure , regardless I’m calling people to come spray tomorrow , I’m worried about them

The Picture is not very clear.Do the bugs look like beetles?

Joan

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They do kinda look like beetles but I’m not sure , I’ve found them in the cracks of the paper towels in the humid hide
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My mother in law said they do but they also don’t at the same time

Super worms and meal worms wiill go through a Metamorphosis of suer worm to a Pupa and into a Beetle. That is the reason I asked about this. The superworms that are not eaten will crawl off to hide andthen shed the chitin which is the hard outer shell and eventually wind up a as small hard beetle. These worms and crickets are always questions when their altered state or nymphs are found in a reptile tank.I always advise do not leave uneaten prey in the tank

This is a common problem.

Please reply to discuss this information.

Joan

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