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sick of finding these now!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by vickie1985, May 21, 2010.


  1. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

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    common carpet beetles!

    they are all over! and like to be on the walls and windowsills too!
    these carpets are apparently new so how the hell am i finding these things all over the walls etc, the carpets are all cheap brown fleck so i dont see them on the floor, although ive found some in the kitchen which is hard tiles so im a bit confused by that one lol

    at least i think they are common carpet beetles ive googled them and looks most like them. my mum used to always tell me that they are dust mites to make me clean my room as a kid when i came accross the odd one lol
     
  2. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Not nice. :(
    Have you tried steam cleaning all your carpet proffesionally as they don't like heat.
    Otherwise it's the pesticide route.
     
  3. Tigerneko

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    Yes we have these as well! They're horrid little buggers aren't they :(

    My old house had them when we moved in and unfortunately they just get into everything and we must have managed to bring a few with us when we moved and we still have them.... they are always on the windowsill and are worst upstairs, we very rarely find them downstairs.

    I'm not too bothered by them cos they don't do any real damage but it's not nice when people come round and you've got 3 or 4 little bugs crawling round the window lol
     
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    im hoping that regular good hoovering will get rid of them, im killing them every time i find them, they was worse when we moved in, so im either winning, or they are hiding from me lol
     
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    Yeah I always squish em in toilet paper and flush them down the loo or something :D

    they keep trying to get into all my soft toys and stuff as well, I have loads of them from when I was a kid and I keep finding the larvae and dead ones on them, i'm hoping I won't have to bin all my old teddies :(
     
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    Extreme temperatures kill them - so put your teddies in the freezer.
    I used to do that when my kids were small to kill dust mites :)
     
  7. vickie1985

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    ive not found any lavea (sp)

    my OH said to tell the letting agency that we are swamped in them and make them pay for the carpets to be cleaned. So im going to send them a snotty letter i think :thumbup:
     
  8. Fleur

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    If your letting then they should of had all the carpets proffesionally cleaned before you moved in - and should def sort it out now.
    Good luck I hope they get it done quickly for you.
     
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    I dont know if they are larvae, its like they were at that 'hairy caterpillary stage' but are empty shells.... dont know what they are exactly lol i just want them to go away!!

    maybe if I have my house moved to antarctica for a few days it'll get rid of them lol

    I thought it was my fault at first cos they started in my room in my old house but I think it was just because it was an attic room and the house had been empty for a few months &was damp so it was a perfect environment for them to live in :(
     
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    i dont think they are anyones fault, i think it just happens does it lol
    whats annoying me is that on the inventory from the letting agents it says "brown fleck carpet, newly fitted" thats for EVERY room!!
     
  11. Tigerneko

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    they could have been in the old carpets or something and if the floors were not cleaned between carpet changes, some eggs or the odd few bugs will have been left over.

    Aren't they irritating! good job they don't do any harm!

    We've got ladybirds in the bathroom as well, my house is like a bloomin nature reserve lol
     
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    lol grrrr i woudnt mind them staying but they dont pay rent!
     
  13. Tigerneko

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    LOL dirty little freeloaders!! Slip them a few bills, that might get rid of them lol
     
  14. Emma Kuma

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    I had carpet beetles in my old rented property.

    As a clean freak i hated it.

    I went to my local hardware shop and picked up a spray by Rentokil, cost me about £7 but sprayed all round the edges of my carpets first, pulling everything out giving everything a thorough clean, sprayed my sofas everything & didnt hoover for a few days.

    Never saw one again, so must have done the trick :)

    Here's a link for the spray i used :)

    Pest Control Products - Carpet Beetle Killer Aerosol

    Hope that helps :) & luck xx
     
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    ooh lovely, thanks! Will have a look into that :D
     
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    Thanks for that! much cheaper alternative to steam cleaming :)
     
  17. Emma Kuma

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    Thats what i thought, it smells funny so open your windows when your spraying :) i was like a mad woman but it does the trick, maybe just call around locally seee if anywhere sells it :) xx
     
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