Subject: Bug in babies belly button
Location: Philadelphia, PA
November 3, 2014 8:25 am
Dear Mr. Bugman,
I was changing my 13month old sons diaper today when I noticed something in his belly button. When I got a Q-Tip to clean it out I saw that it was some sort of bug. As you could imagine I was freaked out and have been trying to research what types of bug it is so I know what I need to do to get rid of these bug so he does not get bites ect…. I saw online pictures of carpet beetle but they looked hairy so I am lost. Any tips would be great since I am just so freaked out.
Thanks in advance to your attention to this matter!
Signature: Concerned Mom -Megan B (Ed. Note: name withheld out of discretion)
We have edited your surname out of discretion and to prevent any future trauma this posting might have caused to you or your son had you been easily identified. This looks like the larva of a Carpet Beetle, a harmless household pest that feeds on organic substances in the home, including pet hair, though we have never heard of navel lint being a source of food.