A reader recently contacted us with some questions about carpet beetle larvae. Here at All About Worms, we write about carpet beetle larvae fairly frequently, and we are happy to provide some answers to our reader.
She wonders if carpet beetle larvae are dangerous or damaging to human hair. She recalled an instance where she slept in a bed and awoke to find a carpet beetle larva on the bed. The next day her head was itchy, and after scratching it a carpet beetle larva fell from her hair. While this sounds like a disturbing situation, we are happy to provide some ease to our reader by informing her that carpet beetle larvae are not considered harmful to humans (or pets).
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Our reader didn’t mention that she is dealing with carpet beetle larvae in her home, or that she needs help getting rid of them, so we will assume her only questions were about potential damage to her head. If she needs advice on how to handle carpet beetle larvae, she can refer to one of the many articles we have written about these critters.
In summary, a reader wrote asking us about carpet beetle larvae. We have provided answers should give her some peace of mind!
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