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Subject: striped caterpillars?
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
July 22, 2016 8:25 am
Hi, i found many of these tiny striped bugs in my couch. They shed their skin. I found alive ones and dead ones. They really like hair and fabric. My slipper was under the couch and it was totally infested. There was also a white thing with stripes that looks like a larvae. It is in the picture along with the caterpillar things and their shedded skins.
Signature: E

Carpet Beetle Debris

Carpet Beetle Debris

Dear E,
Carpet Beetles in the family Dermestidae are common household pests and the Carpet Beetle larvae will feed on a variety of organic materials in the home, including shed pet and human hair.

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Subject: Showed up after Fla. trip
Location: NYC
July 9, 2016 9:15 pm
Dont know what it is. Found it crawling on me after unpacking bags. Just came back from Miami.
Signature: Jas Wall

Larder Beetle

Larder Beetle

Dear Jas,
While we would not rule out that it was transported from Miami, the Larder Beetle is considered a cosmopolitan household pest and it may have come from anywhere, including your own pantry.

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Subject: Help
Location: Shower Floor
June 30, 2016 7:23 am
Found these in the shower after showering . What can they be!
Signature: Thanks

Louse

Louse

You have Lice.

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Subject: Small bug in Thailand
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
June 30, 2016 7:36 am
I’ve found a few of these bugs in my house in Thailand. Striped body is around 1-2cm long. Mostly seen in rainy season. Mostly seen on the floor, but also saw one halfway up a wall. Can you tell me what these are???
Signature: Jacinta

Silverfish

Silverfish

Hi Jacinta,
This is a Silverfish, a common household pest.  Your individual has interesting stripes.

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Subject: Bug in south florida
Location: South florida
May 27, 2016 4:14 pm
I just need to know what big this is. Every once in a while I see these in my bathroom. I live in south Florida
Signature: Rick

Bathroom Fly

Bathroom Fly

Dear Rick,
The Bathroom Fly or Drain Fly gets its common name because the larvae develop in the sludge that forms in plumbing.  Your submission will go live in June while the editorial staff of What’s That Bug? is away from the office.

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Subject: Bug on wall by bed
Location: Dundalk ?
June 1, 2016 5:26 am
Well ive had problems with bedbugs before and i thought i got rid of them but now im not sure cc i seen this bug today by my bed. But it dosent look like any bedbugs ive seen before.
Signature: Dominick

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Dominick,
The bad news is that this is certainly a Bed Bug.

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