Identifying Insect Eggs on Wool Fabric

I found tiny black eggs inside an eaten woolen fabric. Some larvae are in there which are white with dark reddish heads. I have been unable to find out what they could be from.

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October 16, 20180 found this helpful

It is probably some kind of a moth. Dont store clothes unless washed.

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October 16, 20180 found this helpful

I am thinking it is carpet beetles...I can't see bugs in the photos (sorry...old eyes). Compare this link to what you are seeing:

Moth larvae/eggs are typically white or buff or cream color...light.

Either way, the treatment is basically the same....get rid of them by:

Vacuuming the space where you had the issue (toss the vacuum bag in the trash OUTSIDE and move the can far from the house).

Then give your entire house a good vacuum (again, toss the vacuum bag in the trash OUTSIDE and move the can away from the house).

Sadly, you should throw out all of the eaten clothing also....that is the best way to stop the spread.

Empty the space where the eaten items were and wash everything in there that is NOT eaten, in the hottest water permitted by the type of fabric (meaning if it can be washed in hot water do so, if not, wash it in the temperature that works for the fabric.) If you can line dry outside, that is idea, but the dryer works also (just empty the lint trap and clean the washer and dryer good after this process is done).


After a good cleaning they should go away. If not, you may need to call in the pros....but be forewarned, they use toxic sprays (even if they tell you they are safe) you still need to be very careful and if you have pets or young children or any lung condition you will want to be out of the house for most of the day of the treatment.

Good luck! Post back when you get them under control.

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