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Aug 4, 2014 7:58 PM

ID these weird thingy please

Found this in in my kitchen and also found a couple of dark red shells which are about the same size.. also any tips on how to get rid of them. Any help or advice would be awesome

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    Aug 4, 2014 8:52 PM (in response to duo)
    Re: ID these weird thingy please

    Oh dear, these are varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbasci



    You are seeing the larvae, which do the most damage - eating carpets and other fabrics, especially in hidden places such as in corners and under bookcases stood on carpet. You probably have more of them than you think (sorry to break that to you). You need to:

    - break the life cycle, by destroying any larvae or adults you find (you would have difficulty finding the eggs),

    - be more diligent in your cleaning (to reduce the chances of re-infestation in future)

    - perhaps use chemicals as a means of killing the existing presence and/or preventing future ones


    You can also consult your local council pest control officer.


    Good luck,


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