Carpet beetles?

Asked June 22, 2019, 10:32 AM EDT

We have these little bugs in our car. Was afraid they were bed bugs but now hoping they are carpet beetles.

District of Columbia County District of Columbia insects carpet beetles pest insects and mites insects in car

1 Response

These are not bed bugs. Yes, they look like carpet beetles. A very thorough cleaning is necessary to remove their food sources. Read this for management steps: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/carpet-beetles

Ellen