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YepYep1 Thu 06-Apr-17 14:12:14

I'm aware im not really posting in the rigjt place but not sure where to post. I keep finding these little insects on all my windows. Not just one but about 5/6 at a time. I am constantly polishing/disinfecting so i have no idea what they are or where they are coming from. I found one on the carpet the other day and with a 7 month old crawling around i want then gone asap. Thank you!!

sonlypuppyfat Thu 06-Apr-17 14:18:32

It's full Latin name is Creepy Crawly

gleam Thu 06-Apr-17 14:19:15

Carpet beetle?

frazzled3ds Thu 06-Apr-17 14:19:24

Looked up a picture on Google and came up with this:

www.bpca.org.uk/pages/?page_id=156

Think it may be a carpet beetle?

lemondriftwood Thu 06-Apr-17 14:19:51

Yeah it's a carpet beetle.

theaveragewife Thu 06-Apr-17 14:21:05

Definitely a carpet beetle, get spray, keep all clothing off the floor and vacuum lots

YepYep1 Thu 06-Apr-17 14:22:34

Thanks everyone! Just looked at that link and it mentions birds nests and we live right next to some trees that practically touch our windows so it makes sense!

lemondriftwood Thu 06-Apr-17 14:26:03

I know they aren't very nice OP but rest assured they are harmless!

theaveragewife Fri 07-Apr-17 11:55:14

They are harmless but if you get any of the hairs from the larvae near your skin it will really irritate and can cause big itchy spots and lumps!

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