Just traced a Carpet Beetle infestation to an unopened box of Rid-X.
First noticed a bunch of small bugs on the floor outside a broom closet surrounding a new throw rug we purchase a few weeks earlier. After taking a photo, and blowing it up, we were able to match it to a variety of Carpet Beetle.
We emptied the room and steam cleaned everything including the floors and wallboards. The carpet is still outside and has been steam cleaned.
Thinking we had controlled the infestation we were shocked to discover more bugs on the floor in the broom closet and quickly traced them to an unopened box of Rid-X. Still thinking the source of these carpet beetles was a new carpet (too obvious?) we thought that there might be something about the Rid-X box that was attracting these bugs that either got in the house on the new carpet/rug, or flew in, or were on a house plant. None of these beetles were airborne yet so we suspect we caught the infestation early. However, after wiping off the Rid-X box and setting it aside, we discovered that it was once again completely covered with bugs the next day. So we open the box to dump the contents down the toilet to treat the septic tank so we could dispose of the box and to our horror the box was completely full of beetles!
After reading this forum we are now convinced that the source of these bugs is the Rid-X and we understand that these beetle eggs can be dormant for a long time before hatching into adults. This particular box of Rid-X was in the closet for 1-2 years.
I sent a message to Rid-X in India to ask if they could provide a description of the product and also to feedback any similar reports of bug infestations associated with Rid-X. We’ll see what they come back with.
In the meantime the lesson learned is to use the Rid-X immediately and not store extra boxes in the house. Carpet beetles can destroy natural fiber clothing and furniture and, because they lay up to 100 eggs each and can fly, they can be very difficult to control. Rid-X users beware!