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Nov 14, 2013 11:57 PM

Bug

Can someone please identify this bug - we have seen a few recently crawling up the walls.  They are very tiny and slow when moving.

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    Nov 15, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to simonanddanelle)
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    They are woolly bears, the larvae of the carpet beetle. You may have seen some little beetles around earlier  too?

    They are destructive to fabrics, carpets etc. Most councils have advice about them on their websites.

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    Nov 15, 2013 6:32 AM (in response to simonanddanelle)
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    It is the larva of varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbasci.

    It is commonly known as a woolly bear (actually one of several larvae to carry that name).

     

    You definitely should investigate and get rid of them - there could be quite a lot still chewing away your carpet, perhaps in a corner or under furniture. They might not be apparent until you look closely, perhaps pulling up the carpet to look underneath. They will also go for other fabrics, such as stored clothes, curtains, upholstery.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varied_carpet_beetle

     

    Mike

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