CArpet beetles

(16 Posts)
Belle121 Tue 22-Nov-16 16:17:00

I remember seeing two tiny little beetles in our bedroom windowsill and one in our boys room. I just killed them and thought nothing of it. Then about 6 weeks ago I saw the first carpet beetle larvae and a few days later another 2, then so on it was every so often I'd see the odd one. I've got pest control coming out Thursday to spray all around the house. We have since emptied all our bed out and airing cupboard found a few and some casings. We think we found what may have been some eggs in the airing cupboard anyway we hoovered everywhere and cleaned. Really hoping these people can kill them on Thursday. I feel like I'm going insane with panic over them. I have two small children and the thought of them in the house around us is giving me the creeps. Just wondered if anyone else has been through this x

Twoevils Tue 22-Nov-16 16:18:32

We get the odd one. I just squash and move on TBH. Never found any damage due to them.

Belle121 Tue 22-Nov-16 16:24:32

No I've not found any damage either. But they are a nuisance and want them gone

Belle121 Tue 22-Nov-16 18:38:39

Has anyone else had pest control out and it's sorted the problem?

We just hoovered everywhere, and then again. They hate being disturbed, so that will sort it. The only thing they seem to have attacked is a merino cardigan.

Sorry you're feeling so icky about it, I hate it too, not as much as when we had fleas though!

theaveragewife Tue 22-Nov-16 18:46:07

Hoover and use carpet beetle spray in the corners and around the side of the rooms every 6 months.

OldRosesDoomed Tue 22-Nov-16 18:48:35

I've done biscuit beetle (bleurgh). From a papier mache model made with infested flour at school. Also moths and had severe damage. Carpet beetle are minnows of the pest world. All will be well. My best friend got bed bugs when her son got back from travelling in the Far East (mega bleurgh). I think they ditched a 1.5k two year old bed in the end.

greenmelon Tue 22-Nov-16 19:17:32

Can you post a picture of one? I've just moved into a new flat, been here about 2.5 weeks and have found around 20/30 little brown beetles. It's driving me insane I don't know what they are or where they're coming from but it's making me feel really grossed out! Not seen one for a couple of days so I'm hoping they've gone but if not I'm going to contact my landlord.

I've tried googling to see what they could be but when I google carpet beetles they don't look like the ones I've got.

Belle121 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:40:24

Hey guys thank you. Hopefully pest control will sort it they are spraying round everywhere. And I'm hoovering and washing everything at the minute. The guys who's coming out has told me to leave what he sprays around all the edges for 6-8 weeks and to my vac or wipe it inly the centre of my rooms. It's massively making me feel icky. Think it's worse because of having children. Green melon. That's a pic of the story beetle larvae that I've been finding

greenmelon Wed 23-Nov-16 19:10:23

That doesn't look like what I have. Can anyone tell me what these beetles are!? Feel totally grossed out by them sad

OldRosesDoomed Wed 23-Nov-16 22:08:20

Can you get pest control in. That looks like a baby cockroach to me.

Belle121 Wed 23-Nov-16 23:19:18

Green melons pic looks like a cockroach? Oldrosesdoomed?

Twoevils Thu 24-Nov-16 06:59:24

Hate to say it greenmelons but that looks like a bedbug or a tick. Neither of which you want wandering around!

greenmelon Thu 24-Nov-16 08:56:25

I'm getting in touch with my landlord today!! They were there when I moved in. I've got all brand new beds, bedding, sofa etc Urghh really freaked out!!!

Belle121 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:01:08

Did you find out what they were greenmelon? We had pest control out did the whole house. Fingers crossed it's worked xx

greenmelon Mon 28-Nov-16 13:50:17

Haven't been able to get in touch with landlord and I've found 3 more over the weekend sad

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