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schpen
Puyallup, WA

November 11, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9706786

Okay so for the past 3 or so months, ive been finding these things around my house on my walls.. I kill them every time I find them.. but im very curious as to what these are.. they have lots of legs it looks like and move very slow and are pretty small. I posted a few pictures.. one of them zoomed in so its not very clear. Any ideas?

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trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9706916

they're larvae of some kind of beetle, i think. carpet beetle maybe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=carpet+beetles&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=g2iBUsWUL5OLkAfx14HADQ&sqi=2&ved=0CK8BEIke&biw=1191&bih=592

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 11, 2013
7:26 PM

Post #9707092

Look like carpet beetle larvae in the genus Anthrenus...
schpen
Puyallup, WA

November 16, 2013
10:33 AM

Post #9710302

okay.. thank you.. do you know the easiest way to get rid of these? I am not sure where they are coming from. Is there a way to find where they are living?

This message was edited Nov 16, 2013 10:34 AM
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 16, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9710395

Control of these beetles can be very difficult as they will feed on so many different things, including accumulations of dead insects. See http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7436.html for some suggestions.

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