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Topic # 113823 29-Jan-2013 12:07
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Hi, in the same spot, there are these white bugs everywhere in the carpet! (picture attached below)

Anyone know what they are and how to get rid of them? Are they carpet fleas? Thanks.





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  Reply # 752548 29-Jan-2013 12:10
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Can you get a better picture?

Way too big for a flea anyway.

Maybe a moth hatchling or something like that.

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  Reply # 752549 29-Jan-2013 12:10
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Carpet moth larvae maybe?




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  Reply # 752553 29-Jan-2013 12:15
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If you have any problems call in this guy if you're in Wellington, he's got a masters degree in pest control.

http://www.borercontrolwellington.co.nz/




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  Reply # 752554 29-Jan-2013 12:15
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Looks like Pantry Moth larvae, Clothes Moth larvae, or Weevil larvae.  A
standard bug surface spray, like a flea spray treatment, over the
carpet after a good hoover should be enough to get rid of them.




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  Reply # 752568 29-Jan-2013 12:17
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okay, thanks.






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  Reply # 752570 29-Jan-2013 12:18
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and it is right beside the kitchen and the pantry!.. the only place these bugs are found in my home! :)




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  Reply # 752585 29-Jan-2013 12:40
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Check in the pantry for an old forgotten bag of rice or lentils, they might all be coming from there!



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  Reply # 752589 29-Jan-2013 12:45
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Nah, pantry not underneath carpet, and we would be able to see that many bugs crawling across the hard , cold tiles to get to where they are now.

They seem to be crawling out from underneath the carpet..

and timmmay, I'm in Auckland. :)

P.S In the pic you can only see one, because we cleaned it out yesterday night. :)




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  Reply # 752590 29-Jan-2013 12:45
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Sounds like you have weevils. Check any open bags in your pantry. They love Rice, Wheat, Cereal etc.

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  Reply # 752592 29-Jan-2013 12:45
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jonb: Check in the pantry for an old forgotten bag of rice or lentils, they might all be coming from there!


Or an old bag of just about anything else.  We had something similar a few years ago and after pulling the kitchen apart found some forgotten box\bags of spices in an unused cupboard above the fridge.  These things were living in bags of cumin and paprika!



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  Reply # 752659 29-Jan-2013 14:16
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Does anyone have a name of spray that we can use to kill these rotton bugs? :) Need to know now please as we're going out




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  Reply # 752674 29-Jan-2013 14:28
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Lynx (maybe Africa, but doesn't really matter) and BIC Lighter :)



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  Reply # 752676 29-Jan-2013 14:35
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No offence but the Africa lynx will make my carpet smell bad! :(




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  Reply # 752707 29-Jan-2013 15:17
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What version of carpet do you have, I heard Carpet 2.0 has most of the bugs removed?



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  Reply # 752748 29-Jan-2013 16:16
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kiwitrc: What version of carpet do you have, I heard Carpet 2.0 has most of the bugs removed?


What? There's carpet versions?? I didn't know that lol.. I just have heavy-duty carpet.




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