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  1. bushbugg

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 0:45:22
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    So these are the 2-4 of this bug:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4810909721_be5cb0d259_b.jpg
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4811532770_23059d5caf_b.jpg

    I know, terrible photos. I think these are adult carpet beetles? 3 dead, 2 of them found a day or two before the latest monthly spray. To me, they look like this photo I pulled off the internet.
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/images/docs/18333_18528/Large%20Tribolium.jpg Perhaps a little more curled up as they are dead...

    Description: 1/2 to 3/4 long, brown, split shell. 3 parts, head, middle, large back. Definitely rounder (taller) than any cockroach Ive seen.
    Hope this can be verified.

  2. bushbugg

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 0:46:53
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    Nevermind. Noone could Ident from those photos.

  3. bushbugg

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 1:25:19
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    Aand also 3 dead lady bugs. WHAT is GOING ON here. Never noticed bugs like this in 3 years here.

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 5:13:24
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbugs.

    100% not carpet beetles.

    Most likely to be a stored product beetle.

    David Cain
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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 18:35:53
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    bed-bugscouk - 13 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    100% not bedbugs.
    100% not carpet beetles.
    Most likely to be a stored product beetle.
    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    That makes some sense, I found the cocoons in empty cardboard packing boxes and on the backs of a dresser... So, given that knowledge, if they ARENT carpet beetles, could the larvae still cause the kind of itching carpet beetles are known for?

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 18:40:16
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    Sometimes a quick Google search can disclose the information you need. I found this website that says:

    What damage do they cause? The larvae can chew through
    plastic wrappers, aluminum foil, and airtight plastic
    containers making most dry food products in warehouses,
    kitchen, and pantries susceptible to infestation. Sharp hairs
    on the larvae break off the cast skins and can lodge in the
    throats and intestinal linings of humans and pets. Ingestion
    of the hairs often causes vomiting and diarrhea that persists
    for several days. Continued ingestion of larval hairs can
    lead to chronic diarrhea, particularly in pets when insects
    infesting dry animal food are undetected. The hairs can also
    produce an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.

    http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/documents/bugs/WarehouseFSMar08Final.pdf

  7. bushbugg

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 18:56:16
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    Dang, nevermind guys. Definite bite tonight. No more fantasies

  8. thebedbugresource

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 23:08:14
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    I am going with Drugstore Beetles.

    Sean

  9. bushbugg

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Jul 20 2010 23:25:20
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    Seems likely. Ill have to check my grain silo.

    (while sarcastic, I do keep a lot of spaghetti and rice)

    Might these beetle larvae make me itch?


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