Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetles


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EnviroPest has been protecting local homes and families for over 30 years. Our exterminators provide various treatments, including our all-natural Carpet Beetle pest control that will effectively deal with your issue without requiring you to leave the comforts of your home. As a company committed to the organic and proper application of pesticides, our residential pest control solutions have been the right fit for over 100,000 families.

Our Industry-Leading Carpet Beetle Extermination Method

We Start with a Thorough Investigation

There are three Carpet Beetle Species. All three (3) species have a similar life cycle and history. Adults will lay eggs on a food source for their larvae; these items can be woolen fabric or carpets. It takes about two (2) weeks for the eggs to hatch. The time frame depends on the species and environmental conditions. Larvae shed skins and fecal pellets, which are about the size of a grain of salt. These pellets are different than the web you will see from clothes moths or other species.

Carpet beetle adults are attracted to sunlight and are commonly found feeding on the flowers of crape spiraea, myrtle, buckwheat, and other plants that produce abundant pollen. Be careful not to bring these pests into the home on cut flowers—with their rounded bodies and short antennae; carpet beetles somewhat resemble lady beetles in shape.

Carpet beetles can often be mistaken for bed bugs. Contact EnviroPest Bed Bug specialists to make sure you are getting the correct identification.

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Carpet Beetle Larvae: Will feed on wool, silk, leather, fur, hairbrushes, pet hair, and feathers. They also occasionally, feed on stored products such as certain spices and grains. Adult Carpet Beetles are usually located around window sills. They are also attracted to light. As you can see on the right, the larvae will use the small hairs on their bodies to walk up walls. Both stages are concerning when located, and you should contact a professional.

Homeowners will often find infections around their homes once they notice the adult or larva stage. These areas to begin looking are where any food is stored. Grains, cereals, dry pet food, and other dry food storage areas can often be the infestation source. We always recommend any grains or product brought into the home is stored in an airtight container. Other sites are places where wool clothing or fabrics are being held. Check attics, basements, and other areas you may store items but not frequently as well.

Be sure to check areas that are hard to clean. Pet hair, lint, dust, or dead insects will accumulate in areas such as under baseboards, under furniture, HVAC registers, and ductwork.

We have also seen nesting sites for birds or other animals be a source for Carpet Beetles.

Adults feed on pollen. Larvae consume:

  • They eat pet hair or any keratin-containing objects such as mammal or bird nests, animal hair, and dry animal carcasses.
  • Dry foods (cereal, grains, nuts, crackers, flour, cornmeal, dry animal food, and spices)
  • Natural fibers (wool in carpets, clothing, blankets, cotton and silk clothing
  • Leather, animal hides and furs, taxidermy subjects

Who To Hire

What to Look for When Hiring a Carpet Beetle Exterminator

  • The pest management company should be licensed by the state and insured.
  • Technicians should be certified pest management professionals and fully licensed in New York.
  • The company should be a member of a professional organization, such as the National Pest Management Association.
  • The company should have a staff entomologist or access to one.
  • Technicians should have experience as a Carpet Beetle exterminator.
  • Choose a company based on its quality of service, not the price. Research user reviews and testimonials to solidify your choice.
  • A pre-inspection should be conducted to assess the scope of the work.
  • The proposed work should follow the steps of integrated pest management, not just pesticide application.

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If at any time between services or your guarantee period, you as a customer of EnviroPest are not satisfied for any reason. We will readdress the area in question at no additional charge. We have serviced over 300,000 homes and businesses over 30 years, and our clients rely on us to stand behind the work we perform.

Our continuous inspection and treatment mean a 100% guarantee as long as you have us on the property.

Our service personnel has been trained and certified with over six (6) years of experience in the pest control field as specialists. We do not advocate or provide seasonal labor or “college kids” to provide applications in or around your family or home. Another reason we are the natural choice in pest control.

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What Are Carpet Beetles and How Did I Get Them?

The term “Carpet Beetle” presumably reveals to you pretty much all that you need to think about these pests. What’s even worse, they’re not merely swarming your rug. They’re eating it, laying eggs in it, and even permanently harming it. Like most people, you didn’t have the foggiest idea of what a carpet beetle is. Presently, you’re to some degree frantic to ensure you never have one again. We can help with that.

How to Get Rid Of Carpet Beetles?

  1. Insecticide: Stop an infestation by treating rug or upholstery with a bug spray that contains one of the following: deltamethrin, bifenthrin, or cyfluthrin. Test a little unnoticeable territory before getting the whole floor covering guarantee the item won’t stain. Numerous bug sprays caution against use around individuals and pets, so follow the directions.
  2. Boric acid: Boric acid is a remarkably non-toxic approach. This can be applied and rubbed into carpets or rugs to help reduce or eliminate the infestations. After spreading all over carpets and infested areas, you can vacuum up the materials.

How Do Carpet Beetles Get Into A Home?

Carpet Beetles enter the home in numerous ways. They can be brought in from dry good purchases from the store or online. They can also fly into the house. You can stop them from entering your home by hanging flypaper strips close to windows to get them. On the chance that you end up managing repeat infestations, place pheromone-type traps on windowsills and in wardrobes to stop cover creepy crawlies before they get an opportunity to lay eggs.

Do Carpet Beetles Bite?

Carpet Beetle larvae or the adults bite humans. But they can cause health problems for sensitive people. The small airborne hairs that they shed can irritate. It can also contaminate food sources. Side effects of medical conditions incorporate roughage fever-like indications (red, bothersome, watery eyes and runny nose), irritation, irritated skin, restricted rash, foundational hives, and gastrointestinal trouble. Symptoms of health problems include hay fever-like symptoms (red, itchy, watery eyes and runny nose), inflammation, itchy skin, localized rash, systemic hives, and gastrointestinal distress.

How Does EnviroPest Handle Carpet Beetles?

Our Carpet Beetle Exterminator Staff are trained to manage carpet beetles.

  • Inspection – We will inspect and treat the areas of infestation and the areas that are considered high-risk areas within a home. The more extensive and detailed the treatment, the more effective.
  • Prevention – First, we identify the areas of concern and discussing the introduction that caused the infestation. We then work with the homeowner to resolve the potential for future infestations.
  • Guarantee – We are happy to check after some time on whether the problems have been resolved. Our staff will stand behind all the treatments and resolve any issue with a professional guarantee.


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