Imagine the bug you see to the left, only shrunk down to the size of an alfalfa seed. A tiny, reddish-brown alfalfa seed. Have you ever seen those on your countertops or in your cupboards? Occasionally you may notice them flying around, too.
They're called grain beetles, and they're quite common. From their name, you'd imagine that they like to live in containers of flour, cereal, or rice, and you'd be right. But we recently conquered an infestation (not that hard, actually) and we learned a few things, including a very surprising place they like to nest. You may want to start poking around your pantry when you read this.