carpet beetle larvae

Carpet Beetle Larvae and Human Hair

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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Carpet Beetle Larvae and Human Hair
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Carpet Beetle Larvae and Human Hair
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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.
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  1. Erika Williams

    I have theses things in my hair but wen I brush it out it’s white and it looks like there laying flat on my scalp and there in my nose to and there white little worms Everytime I go outside our apartment complex cause they never spray outside but looks like little black bugs at first but wen they hit u omg it hurts and get in ur skin and feels like there going thru ur body fast it’s crazy I’m about to lose my mind over this isn’t it the apartment complex job to get rid of this shit there trying to charge us $1500 for pest control to come over and spray our home this isn’t fare considering it’s coming from outside not in here I don’t ever hardly get to go outside cause if the wind is blowing they fall off of all the trees they have everywhere on this stupid property and not to spray for bugs with this many bushes and trees is ridiculous and then want us to pay I’m thinking of calling the health department and a lawyer over this cause I’ve been to the 4x’s over this and they think it’s my imagination and my dogs to the vet 3 times theses Drs all they want to believe is that ur on drugs every single time I’m sick of that crap I wish I could make them feel this crap and tell them the same thing maybe then they’d help people with this problem out I’m in Albuquerque New Mexico

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