what is this bug its around the house!!!!

Asked October 17, 2019, 12:01 AM EDT

what is this bug its around the house!!!! on the walls and floor!


Outside United States

1 Response

It is not easy to see this insect or get an idea of its size but it most closely resembles the larva of a carpet beetle. A common insect in homes in this country but I am not aware if it is common where you live. They feed on animal based materials such as wool, leather, and items made from these products. They also feed on dead animals including taxidermy mounts. See the following article and compare pictures to your insect. There are different species of this insect that can all look very similar.

https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef601