Entomology (Study of Bugs)/mystery bug in tub

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I randomly find these bugs in my tub and typically just wash yhem away and xlean it but id like to know what they are and how to prevent them if possible.  It is very small and I had to zoon way in for the pictures.  Thank you!

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Hi Amy
These are carpet beetles. They are probably in the bathroom seeking water. They can become serious pests feeding on natural fibers. Look through all of your clothing and materials. You should find the fuzzy larvae or the skins. Get a pyrethrum based spray and spray the areas where you find them. Spray it around the baseboards.

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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