Carpet Beetle Pest Control Specialists
Carpet Beetle adults are 2-4mm long and variable black or brown with mottled yellow or white markings. The Carpet Beetle is a pest primarily in the home, food and museum sectors (the latter causing a significant threat to collections).
In adult Carpet Beetles mating occurs immediately after emergence and female Carpet Beetles then produces up to 100 eggs over a period of two weeks. Carpet Beetle larvae (known as the “woolly bear”) development lasts for 10-30 days with larvae reaching up to 4-5mm in size before pupation. During the larvae development considerable damage is caused to products such as wool, fur, leather, silk, animal skins and occasionally cereal based food products. Adult Carpet Beetles usually live outdoors on pollen and nectar. Carpet Beetles thrive in situations where they remain undisturbed, such as under carpets, in bird and rodent nests and under or in animal remains.
Before treatment can begin to deal with Carpet Beetles, the first step is to trace the source of infestation such as old bird’s nests in lofts or rodent nests under floorboards. Carpet Beetle treatment may include the application of residual insecticides to the undersides of carpets, around skirting boards, around window frames, around pipes from spaces & voids and any other areas likely to be contacted by invading adult insects.
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