Entomology (Study of Bugs)/unknown pest

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I have recently discovered these in my bathroom and I dont know what they are. They ctunch when sqashed and and move slowly also the lengh of just smaller than a grain of rice .please help ive looked everywhere to find the answer

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These are a type of carpet beetle.  Totally harmless to people.  They eat organic matter like the backing on carpets, wallpaper glue, book bindings, etc.  If you don't like them, you can get a pet gecko, who will think they are very tasty!  Or stop squishing spiders and the spiders will get rid of them for you.

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Silkworm expert. Have raised them as a hobby for 20 years. I do not identify unknown insects.

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