A reader wrote to us about some creatures she has been finding in her condo. She said they are very tiny, and that she usually finds them near the bathroom or in the closet. She is hopeful we can identify them and advise her on how to make her place less appealing to these worm-like organisms.
From the picture, we can see they are very small and dark orange colored. It’s hard to see details of them because the picture is zoomed out. However, based on what we can see, we believe these are carpet beetle larvae.
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Carpet beetle larvae are commonly found in a household, and we have written many articles helping readers understand more about these particular larvae.
Carpet beetle larvae feed on the lint, dust, animal hairs, fibers, and other small particles in a household. They can be quite destructive on linens and various materials. Since our reader has found these in the bathroom and closet, it is possible the larvae are feeding on her towels and clothes. She should dry clean all the items of clothing and linen that have been infected. She should also sanitize all the rooms of her house to get rid of any other potential food sources.
Our reader found some creatures in her condo that we believe to be carpet beetle larvae. She is not the first reader to deal with these larvae, and we wish her luck in handling them!
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