Larva of a beetle

6988.       Hi, we have a few of these in our house and they creep us out – they look a little bit fuzzy and they crawl around. They’re around 3 – 5 mm long. What are they? Pinantan Lake, BC. Canada

Number 6988. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies), likely that of a larder beetle Dermestes lardarius; Click here for a fact sheet with detailed information. You should check all food storage areas for signs of infestation.