Larva of carpet beetle

7470.     Hello, We got a few bites this month, like giant mosquito bites but really itchy and large (and we don’t usually react to mosquitos). Checked our room for bedbugs but found no signs at all. But in the room next to us where our laudry piles up and next to a window that has holes in the screen, we found a few of these bugs. They do not seem to jump or fly and are maybe 1-3 millimeters in size. Please let us know! ETOBICOKE, Ontario. Canada


Number 7470.     This is a larva of carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus. It is very unlikely to be the cause of your bite symptoms. See carpet beetle control suggestions .