Wednesday, May 05, 2010


I have now seen my first adult variegated carpet beetle. This is not something you ever want to see. The adults are indeed fairly harmless, but their larvae eat EVERYTHING. Wool, leather, feathers, crumbs, lint, hair, everything. Those of you who follow me on facebook will know that I had a bit of a run in with them a week ago, but I had not seen any sign of them since about Friday. Curse you trojan fleece but we thought it was over. Apparently not. So now the futon is outside and has been sprayed with the "child and pet safe bugkiller" we got from home depot, and I am washing just about every article of clothing I own. You know, just to be safe. We are going to have some very clean closets. Also, if I find any in my yarn or fiber stashes, I'm going to WEEP.