Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Basement

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Hi.. I'm going to assume this is a carpet beetle.. I found it crawling on my basement but how can I control them? And I find one in my clothes, what should I do?

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Daniela,

Yes, this does look like a carpet beetle, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for a picture of a different species or google "carpet beetle" images. Also, see that page for ways to locate the infestation and control the beetles.


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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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