My desire to know more intensifies. (Identify this bug!)

RendRend Registered User regular
@Bugboy I SUMMON THEE, LEND ME YOUR AID

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I've found three of these little guys. They're super tiny, that's the clearest picture I could get on my phone. It was probably an eighth of an inch, maybe even less. One was in a laundry sheet, one was on the bed, one was on the bathroom wall, three in a couple days, have never seen them before. My google-fu suggests they might be larval Carpet Beetles, but I am not 100% certain.

My questions are:
1. Am I correct in my identification, or no?
2. Is 3 in just a couple of days sign that they've infested or that there are a ton of them? Can they deal damage?
3. At what level of orbit do I nuke it (just to be sure)? (what do I do)

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I'd have to see a better picture, but yeah that looks about right.

    It can be a sign of infestation, if you see a few more over the next few days call an exterminator.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    Agreed. It does resemble a larval carpet beetle, though I'm not certain.

    Carpet beetles can inflict damage, but I don't have the experience with them to know how much and what sort of action is appropriate.

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
    Shadowfire
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    Yeah, gonna go with "carpet beetle larvae" and they can do SOME damage to linens, but wash and dry things on high heat and vacuum a lot and you should be fine

    strangely this advice works for most household insect infestations

    RendThe Enderbowen
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    W... why is that strange?

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Because most people bug bomb their house instead of cleaning it.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
    DisruptedCapitalist
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