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Can anyone identify what is living on my carpet?

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missmoffatt2705 Fri 06-Jun-14 16:53:06

In areas which are covered like under the sofa, I keep finding small white soft things which look and are the size of grains of white rice. I kept hoovering them up but then decided to collect some and put them in a jar to see if they were larvae which would transform into some sort of bug. I could see that there were tiny caterpillar-like creatures in the white 'cocoon' but then they stopped wriggling and eventually died after a few days. The caterpillers had black heads. Have googled 'carpet bugs' and images do not match up to anything I have seen. Any ideas?

ouryve Fri 06-Jun-14 16:55:08

Carpet moths?

LaundryFairy Fri 06-Jun-14 16:56:13

Carpet moths? If so, good luck! You might need professional help.

LaundryFairy Fri 06-Jun-14 16:56:32


hiddenhome Fri 06-Jun-14 21:44:13

Darkling beetle grubs?

greeneggsandjam Sat 14-Jun-14 23:06:07

Im afraid they are the moths that destroy your carpets/clothes/anything with wool in them. Very, very tricky to get rid of I'm afraid. Actually, impossible in my case!

thenightsky Sat 14-Jun-14 23:09:00

Steam cleaner?

MysticMugBug Sat 14-Jun-14 23:11:22

wooly bears.... google it seriously

mydaftlass Sat 14-Jun-14 23:15:52

Carpet moths. Been there, done that, have fewer jumpers and a patchy carpet to show for it!

JugglingChaotically Wed 18-Jun-14 05:50:48

Carpet moth.
We are about to re floor in wood having tried everything else for 8 years......
God luck!!!!

Rosa Wed 18-Jun-14 06:28:49

Complete nightmare to rid - need a spray it is industrial strength .

newpup Wed 18-Jun-14 07:09:50

I agree, moths. Found them under a wicker basket in DD's room, 3 weeks after we laid the carpet. sad
I did get rid of them though by steaming the carpet every day for a week and then every week for a couple of months. They have not returned and I am super vigilant.
The carpet was left with horrid patches but luckily only under the basket, which I disposed of pretty quick!

Good Luck!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 18-Jun-14 07:14:57

Sounds like the moths we had. They love dark spaces so under the sofa is ideal moth territory. I ripped my carpet out to get rid of them.

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