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Larder beetles


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Posted by Shelby on 19:27:58 5/6/2016 from 97.40.64.252:

So my roommate recently moved out and I decided to take her bedroom as my own. Upon helping her move out and clean we found out that she was a very messy eater and her snacking had left a large amount of crumbs, some very large crumbs, and the crumbs had attracted larder beetles. When we lifted the chair she would usually sit when she ate her dinners and snacks...along with the crumbs the floor was crawling with both the adult beetles and the nasty little baby beetle worms. There were probably close to a dozen worms and 8-10 adults. We vaccuumed thoroughly and removed all food and crumbs from the room. This was about a month ago and no food has been stored in the room since. We also threw out any food left over incase they had infested it we didn't want to spread it to the kitchen. So I'm cleaning again this weekend and even after a month I found another beetle and another worm, just one of each. I killed them but my question is will more continue to hatch? Should I just continue vaccuuming and cleaning thoroughly? I don't have money for an exterminator and I'm afraid I'll have to use chemicals and with asthma and a history of allergic reactions to chemicals usually pesticides are very hard on me. I also don't want bugs and worms crawling in my stuff... Any advise? This one beetle and one worm is the only I've seen since a month ago but I fear there are eggs somewhere ready to hatch!



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