Subject: Bugs in Window
Location: Southwest Virginia
April 30, 2015 1:03 pm
I have these bugs around my kitchen window mostly, but they venture out sometimes. I clean them up 3 – 4 times a day. Every time I clean them, I get between 25 and 50 on my wet paper towel. They seem to have a relatively short life span. I would like to know what they are and if there is some type of natural deterrent .
Signature: Louis Goodbrod
You are being troubled by a common household pest, the Varied Carpet Beetle, Anthrenus verbasci . You may have encountered the larvae of the Varied Carpet Beetle as well. The larvae will feed on a wide variety of organic materials in the home, and adult Carpet Beetles feed on pollen. You are finding them in your windows because they are trying to get outside.