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How to Identify and Get Rid of Clothes Pests

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By meri

My Laundry Question

hi ive recently found what looks like the carpet beetle larvae under my bed on the floor which is leather and in the slats of the bed hiding in the creases. i thought it was only under my bed in my room till i inspected my wardrobe and found sone in there too a couple on my clothes. i found some in the other bedroom wardrobe aswell. i dont have carpet,i have floorboards in all the bedrooms. i havent been bitten nor has anyone else so i dont think there bed bugs. i did find what looks like the adult bug in.my room a while back but didnt kniw it will spread. how do.i get rid of them? are they harmful? help please.

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found the bugs crawling on wall 1 every week. i dont think they are bed bugs cause no one has been biten and they dont look like bed bugs. we dont have carpet. im guessing its from mould dust build up

Lessons Learned

  • ive sprayed my bed base with bug spray and wiped done floor surfaces in wardrobes to check for them

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Insect infestation can happen very quickly. To help you identify the pests and learn how to get rid of them, check out this article. If you prefer to use only green methods of extermination, this article will give you more information.

Good luck!

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