How To Deal With Carpet Beetles
Carpet beetles can sometimes be considered more of a winter pest. Whilst that might be true for the larvae, adult beetles can be seen out in full force during the summer months. They are on the look out a mate and then for suitable locations to lay their eggs.
Adult carpet beetles are typically small in size, a couple of millimetres so can be hard to spot. They have brown speckled markings or can sometimes just be black all over. Adult carpet beetles are attracted to light, so common places to find them is around windowsills and doors.
Carpet beetles can find their way into your home a number of ways. They fly in through open doors or windows, or they can be brought in on freshly cut flowers. Carpet beetle adults like to eat pollen, plants and flowers. The larvae however and even young adults like to eat natural fibres like leather, wool and pet hairs. Although their name suggests they just like carpets, its actually the wool that is in carpet fibres that make a nice tasty treat for these pests. They may be small, but they can cause big problems if left untreated. Females lay over 100 eggs in their lifetime. And now is the prime time for the adults to be looking for that nice dark location to begin laying those eggs.
If you notice a few adult carpet beetles, then the likelihood is that there are more that you cannot see! Locations like skirting boards, behind, in or under the wardrobe, under bed frames are all possible areas to check for further beetles or larvae.
There are many products on the market to deal with these kinds of pests. However, here at Devon Pest Control, we have the knowledge and expertise to make sure these pests are dealt with for good.