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Posted by RZENRP on 4:03:48 10/17/2010 from 72.254.128.202:

I enclose links (embedded and direct) to pictures of the creatures, which also include its shed skin.

These creatures have been following us through our apartments for years. In the past, we have seen them very sporadically; something like one or two every two months or so. Though they moved with us from apartment to apartment, the frequency in which they showed up was always sporadic. In our current apartment, however, the population suddenly grew strong, and we see tenth of them on a biweekly basis. We believe they come out of the walls. I suspect their fast reproduction stems from having an infant (now small child) at home, who spreads small pieces of food on the floor.

They tend to hide under stuff, or within (folded or stacked) stuff. They love Cheerios. I'm not sure, but I suspect they also eat some kinds of wools (though not all of them) and I attribute to them holes in some sweaters. Not sure whether they love wooden stuff.

My questions are:
A) What is this creature?
B) What health hazards does it pose, if any?
C) Is it possible to eliminate this creature once and for all, and can we do it with self-help?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

[IMG]http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n522/larsol/Creature_Image_101610.jpg[/IMG]



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