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tiny little bugs/insects on your suits!!!

liquidr

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I recently took out my suit which was properly hang with a hanger in my closet and immediately I saw a tiny little brown bug of size no more than a few mm crawling quickly on it and without a second's hesitation I pressed it to death with my finger leaving no trace behind.

I saw another one on another suit in the same closet a few days later.

Needless to say I need to do something about my suits and the closet. What should I do to get rid of all the bugs and still causing no harm to the clothes?
 

nostrings

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Well, your sizing of "no more than a few millimeters" is perhaps a tad vague, but it sounds like you may have found the larvae of what is generally called the "carpet beetle". As youngsters they are about two millimeters and can be slightly hairy around the edges. A quick google search will show you. They are usually looking for naturally based materials on which to feed. So, it would be no suprise that you found them on your suits. They really like wool (thus the name).

There is no clear cut method for getting rid of them all. The best advice I've found is to vacuum regularly to help eliminate their eggs. I hope this helps you.

Last Spring, my feather duster suffered a quick demise because of them.
 

plotter

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day-yum, you so smart, nostrings. Thanks for that information!

Originally Posted by nostrings
Well, your sizing of "no more than a few millimeters" is perhaps a tad vague, but it sounds like you may have found the larvae of what is generally called the "carpet beetle". As youngsters they are about two millimeters and can be slightly hairy around the edges. A quick google search will show you. They are usually looking for naturally based materials on which to feed. So, it would be no suprise that you found them on your suits. They really like wool (thus the name).

There is no clear cut method for getting rid of them all. The best advice I've found is to vacuum regularly to help eliminate their eggs. I hope this helps you.

Last Spring, my feather duster suffered a quick demise because of them.
 

zman

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If I were you I would check to see if you have Bed Bugs. They are tiny oval shaped bugs and have become a world epidemic. Check google to see if they are bedbugs. They can be very tiny and oval and hide very often in closets and like to hide in fabric as well.
 

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