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    michaellham Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 24, 2013, 08:19 PM
    Strange noise from strange critter
    I heard a popping sound, like large rain drop falling on metal, and located a critter that looked somewhat like either a larvae, or a flat worm or such on the window sill, about 1/2 inch long and maybe 1/16 inch wide... one end, about 20% of the critter would lift and make a popping sound I could hear over the TV from about 20 feet away. There was a spider, appears to be a black widow, also fascinated by the critter, hovering around it. Any ideas?
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    Jun 25, 2013, 10:07 AM
    What you describe is the larva of an Anobiid wood boring beetle, often called a Deathwatch Beetle.

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7418.html

    You will need to have your home inspected for powderpost beetles and get estimates for treatment. It won't be cheap.
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    Jul 28, 2013, 08:48 PM
    Adult click beetles, (family Elateridae), bend at the thorax to make a clicking sound. Click here for a YouTube video of a click beetle.

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