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Subject: bugs ate holes in sheets
Location: southern California
September 2, 2014 9:43 pm
We left home for two months and when we returned, these bugs were in a bed that had dozens of holes in the sheet; presumably eaten by these bugs. the bugs were under the sheets, on the mattress cover. Are these bed bugs? No sign of them since we washed bedding and destroyed sheets.
Signature: stever65

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Hi Steve65,
These are Carpet Beetle Larvae, common household pests that will feed on a wide array of organic items in the home.  What was the composition of the sheets?

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Queens, NY
August 16, 2014 6:34 am
I have found 3 similar bugs within a week. The first two were crawling on my bathroom floor and the third was on the couch. They crawl pretty fast and from what I can tell they have 6 legs. When killed, they make a popping sound (there is no blood inside). Color is reddish black.
I live in NY and these were found this month (August).
Signature: Alex

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

Dear Alex,
Spider Beetles like the one in your image frequently infest stored foods, including large, bargain bags of pet food.  Check items in your pantry to locate the source of the infestation.

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Subject: Can you identify this bug?
Location: Washington DC
August 3, 2014 4:53 pm
Hi, we live in washington DC and have found this bug in our home. It’s mostly near the baseboards and on the carpet but we’ve also found them in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and two on our bed. They are pretty small close to the size of a pin. We haven’t received any bites.
Signature: Rebecca

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

Hi Rebecca,
Spider Beetles in the subfamily Ptininae infest stored foods.
  See BugGuide for additional information.

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Subject: Bugs in bedding and carpet
Location: Lexington KY
July 27, 2014 9:52 am
Hello, I live in Kentucky and have recently noticed these bugs throughout my house mainly in my bedding and carpet. Can you help identify? We live in a newer home, about 6 years old and have hardwood throughout except for bedrooms and several area rugs. Are these bed bugs?
Signature: Emily

Black Carpet Beetle, perhaps

Black Carpet Beetle, perhaps

Dear Emily,
These are beetles, NOT Bed Bugs.  There is not enough detail to give a conclusive identification, but they may be Black Carpet Beetles,
Attagenus brunneus, which you may view on BugGuide.

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Subject: What Bug is this?
Location: In house
June 26, 2014 10:42 pm
I hope you can tell, it was very tiny. I tried to get a close-up with clear quality.
Signature: DeAndre

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Hi DeAndre,
This is a Carpet Beetle, a common household pest.  The location field in our submission form should be used to provide city, state and country location which helps us narrow down our identification possibilities.

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Subject: What’s That Bug?
Location: Turkiye/Ankara
May 4, 2014 6:17 am
i am tired of this.an she is eating our clothes which is cashmire, wool etc. how can i get rid of it and its colony?
Signature: esin kuzenk

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Esin,
This appears to be a Carpet Beetle Larva from the family Dermestidae, a family with many species that are infamous for infesting stored foods and feeding on many other organic materials including wood and museum specimens.  We do not specialize in extermination advice.

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