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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/tiny, round shiny bug in my carpets & pet beds


J Edwards wrote at 2012-10-08 16:05:34
About 15 years ago, we moved from our old mobile home to a new place.  My son recently began restoring the old home and while I was looking through bags of stored clothing, I found the same shiny, black, perfectly round bugs as described by the previous post.  I wasn't sure at first if it was a bug or some kind of strange animal feces.  They didn't move and I didn't see any legs.  They put me in mind of a bead of some sort.  I'm just glad I'm not the only one who had them, even though we still don't know what they are.   Thanks

Terry risk wrote at 2013-09-03 03:52:11
Hi I have the solution to your problem I washed my dogs bed it is the same one you have. I then put it in the dryer to dry on high heat thinking the bugs would die . I did this a few times. I like your self was frantic trying to find the type of bug that it was looking yet it finding any thing . I was cleaning the bed once again after it was dry . I also cleaned my dryer inside of what I thought to be remains of bugs. I glaced over at my dog bed ,and I noticed the bottom of it had ... The mysterious dots that I thought were bugs. Well I felt a bit silly when I discovered this . All the best to you now you can relax .

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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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