Entomology (Study of Bugs)/What is this?!?!

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I was cleaning my back bedroom and found a piece of popcorn under my nightstand and there were about 6 of these bugs that I picked up with it. A couple were dead the others crawled slowly. I did my best to get a picture of them. I have no idea what they are! Please help!! It's only been maybe a month or so since I've cleaned that room but we rarely use it. I'm freaking out! Thank you so much!

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Ashley,

These are larvae of carpet beetles, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for details. The beetles infest a wide variety of stored (and spilled) foods but are otherwise harmless. See the page cited above for control info as well.

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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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Ph.D. in Entomology

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