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Bugs behind identify please

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ktmummy1 Fri 28-Oct-16 07:49:22

My son woke up with a rash under his fringe a couple of days ago. It looked like chicken pox blisters but was only on his upper forehead and no where else. We wondered if it was a heat rash as he's been wearing a hat. Anyway, when I pulled out his bed, there were a few of these around the edges of his carpet shock. Can anyone help to identify them. Sorry pic quality is awful. Obviously I've had a massive clean up and checked mattress etc, no sign of any more...

Lizi192 Fri 28-Oct-16 07:59:15

The pic isnt very clear but looks like a possible carpet beetle. my friend had some and she just put flea powder down for a day. vacced it all up and never had an issue after that x

Guessinggame2016 Fri 28-Oct-16 08:16:24

Yes that's the larvae of a carpet beetle. Very common. Pretty sure they don't bite or anything.

Monkeyinshoes Mon 31-Oct-16 23:24:49

Those are carpet beetle larvae.

They don't bite but some people are allergic to them which can cause itchy bumps/rash.

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