It's a bug-eat-bug world out there.
July 30, 2012 2:59 PM Subscribe
Just a dead bug... but where could it have come from? And where did all these little critters show up from? Are they larva from the corpse? Please help me figure out how to best get rid of this mess.
posted by matticulate to home & garden (8 answers total)
Just got home to find a dead black water bug / beetle... and thousands of little ant-like crawlers (larva?) ostensibly feasting on its carcass. I wouldn't even have noticed it until I saw a trail of tiny orange bugs crawling around on my basement floor. Neither the bug nor the crawlies were around when I left this morning.
Sorry if this seems like a silly question, but would it be sufficient just to spray the "infested" area with bleach, discard the roach/beetle corpse, and wipe up the rest of with a paper towel? Not sure if I have bug spray on hand...
Tips for a swift, clean, and complete
removal would be most appreciated!