Carpet beetles are minuscule, oval-shaped insects with brownish-orange to black coloring. Because these insects are drawn to light, they may enter your home through windows, doors, and minor crevices. Carpet beetles breed inside and may cause havoc on silk, wool, and pelts. To get rid of carpet bugs, contact Huntington Beach pest control immediately.
What are carpet beetles?
Carpet beetles are oblong insects that measure between a sixteenth and an eighth of an inch in length. They can be black or have a mottled pattern that blends black, white, brown, yellow, and/or orange. Unlike its larvae, which feed on natural materials and give the carpet beetle its name, adult carpet beetles eat flower pollen and are not a threat to your house.
The genuine culprit, carpet beetle larvae, are worm-like in form and between a quarter and an eighth of an inch long. Their hue ranges from pale tan to light brown, and their bristles are brownish. Because the larvae shed their skin, a trail of light brown shell-like materials is solid proof that you have a carpet beetle infestation. Threadbare areas on natural textiles and uneven holes in upholstery are also evidence.
Carpet beetles are most common in the spring and can be found on windowsills and near entrances. They will lay between 50 and 100 eggs as they enter, especially near materials such as fur, wool, silk, animal skins, feathers, and leather.
Keratin, an animal protein that carpet beetle larvae can consume, is a major attraction. Because of this bias, carpet beetles may lay eggs near shed pet hair or garments tainted with body oils.
Where can you find carpet beetles?
Carpet beetles can be found in any room that has natural fibers. Because their larvae favor the folds of fabric, you could discover them in the hems, collars, and cuffs of garments.
They also favor objects that have been stored for an extended time, so the old tablecloth at the back of your linen closet is far more likely to be attacked than the blanket you use every night. Carpet beetles are most commonly found in dark, confined locations such as closets, trunks, boxes, and drawers.
Carpet beetles are found all across the world, including the United States.
Signs of a carpet beetle infestation
Carpet larvae are the most obvious indicator of an infestation, but it also means you can eradicate it before it spreads. If you detect carpet beetles near your home’s entrances or windows, remove them immediately. Consult a professional pest control agency right away.