Facts About Carpet Beetles and How to Get Rid of Them
In nature, carpet beetles perform a very useful role by eating refuse matter including horns and beaks, fur, hides and feathers that most other insects or animals don’t eat. Typically, these creatures become pests when they infest indoor areas in homes and commercial establishments too. Carpet beetles can easily feed on all types of textile products that are derived from any animal fibers such as fur, wool, mohair etc. and they can cause extensive damage to your carpets.
In addition to the carpet fibers, these insects also attack clothing. We at Forensic Pest Control have seen how damaging these infestations can be and these seemingly tiny and harmless creatures can eat through various types of carpet fibres.
Facts About Carpet Beetles
- The carpet beetle’s life cycle has four stages- egg, larvae, pupa and adult and only the larvae feed on carpets and other textile products.
- Aside from textile products, they also feed on protein-rich materials such as dried animal skins, spider webs, and other household goods.
- These creatures are similar in appearance to beetles and have stiff brownish-red bristles.
- Carpet beetle droppings resemble coarse sand and are very brittle.
- The larvae of these creatures have to moult a number of times as they grow, and you may notice shed skin accumulated in infested areas.
- Thes beetles feed on all types of organic fibers and materials and can cause extensive damage to everything ranging from carpets, furs, clothing, furniture, and blankets etc.
- Adult carpet beetles typically breed during springtime or early summer.
- They will try to migrate to outdoor areas in order to feed on pollen in the garden and you may notice them on window sills.
- The females generally lay eggs in air conditioning ducts, under furniture or even in closet areas.
- They live in undisturbed areas of carpets- under the furniture or in corners of the room.
These infestations can easily go undetected for a number of years, especially if the carpets haven’t been cleaned regularly. Carpet damage occurs only if the population breeds & multiplies for a minimum of two generations.
One of the best ways to ensure that your carpets don’t get impacted by a carpet beetle infestation is to clean it with regularity. When detected at early stages, it is possible to get rid of the infestation quickly, and there may not be extensive damage to the carpets either. However, a severe infestation would be easily visible and you will notice the carpet damage along the edges of the room as well as other areas.
We at Forensic Pest Control offer effective and very cost-effective carpet beetle control solutions. We use the latest technology and eco-friendly pest control products in our work, and provide guarantees for our services. We are professional and friendly in our approach and focus on customer satisfaction. For more information about our expert pest control services, call Forensic Pest Control at 1300 360 457. This online form can be used to send queries and we will call back shortly.