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    • Credit-Crunched
    • By Credit-Crunched 12th Jun 17, 4:28 PM
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    Unknown unwanted addition to home
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    • 12th Jun 17, 4:28 PM
    Unknown unwanted addition to home 12th Jun 17 at 4:28 PM
    Good afternoon all,

    Is anyone able to identify the following, they are appearing in large numbers in out house? If you can identify, how do we get rid of them?

    Best pic I could manage sorry.




    http://imgur.com/a/ouhP3
    Last edited by Credit-Crunched; 12-06-2017 at 4:33 PM.
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 12th Jun 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 4:44 PM
    Can't help with the ID but here's the picture:
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 12th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 12th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
    • #4
    • 12th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
    How big are they?
    • Credit-Crunched
    • By Credit-Crunched 12th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
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    • #5
    • 12th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
    about 15mm in length
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 12th Jun 17, 6:10 PM
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    I have spoken
    • #6
    • 12th Jun 17, 6:10 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 6:10 PM
    Tetse fly
    • jblessing
    • By jblessing 12th Jun 17, 7:28 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th Jun 17, 7:28 PM
    • #7
    • 12th Jun 17, 7:28 PM
    Moths are pretty common house pests, maybe that's what it is?
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 12th Jun 17, 8:05 PM
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    another casualty
    • #8
    • 12th Jun 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:05 PM
    It's making me feel unwell. Bump, for someone to sort this out quickly
    • Credit-Crunched
    • By Credit-Crunched 12th Jun 17, 8:08 PM
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    • #9
    • 12th Jun 17, 8:08 PM
    • #9
    • 12th Jun 17, 8:08 PM
    It's making me feel unwell. Bump, for someone to sort this out quickly
    Originally posted by another casualty
    Try living with them, freaking me right out!
    • escapee
    • By escapee 12th Jun 17, 8:56 PM
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    escapee
    It appears to be a clothes moth. Here is some advice on how to eradicate them:

    https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/homes-interiors/how-to-guides/how-to-get-rid-of-clothes-moths
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 12th Jun 17, 10:29 PM
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    On the subject of creatures eating clothes, it's worth mentioning those little beetles that look like small dark/dull coloured ladybirds, most people leave them alone assuming them to be some sort of ladybird, but their larvae is devastating to carpets and clothing, much more so than clothes moths.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
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