Small insect many legs not flying found in bedroom

Asked November 27, 2018, 9:25 AM EST

Hi, I found this live insect upstairs in a bedroom near the wall . Room has new carpet. It’s a newer townhome. What is it and how do I get rid of it assuming there are more. Thanks Ellen

Hennepin County Minnesota insect identification horticulture

1 Response

The insect in the photo appears to be a varied carpet beetle larva. Compare your specimen with those shown here:


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