Scientific Name: Anthrenus verbasci
If your home gets furniture, varied, or black carpet beetles, you are going to have a long battle ahead of you. Since carpet beetles can spread throughout a building, constant diligence with cleaning is needed to eradicate them. You can either spend every waking moment sanitizing your home, or you can call in the professionals with Pointe Pest Control. When it comes to carpet beetles, our methods are fast and effective.
Adult carpet beetles are not the issue. You will never find an adult beetling eating your carpet or your couch. The adults feed exclusively on pollen. The problem comes from their larva. Carpet beetle larva feed on organic materials. If you home has leather, feathers, wool, pet hair, silk, or grains, carpet beetles can become a real problem. Carpet beetles will not eat synthetic fibers; however, if synthetic fibers are saturated with oils, dead skin, or perspiration you might find them eating it as well. The most frequent areas for carpet beetle larva are quiet areas in your home that are free from a lot of foot traffic. Carpet beetles get into your home from fresh cut flowers, old bird nests, abandoned wasp colonies, and through holes in your screen windows.
Signs of an Infestation:
The damage caused from carpet beetles is often confused with clothing moths. The biggest difference is that with carpet beetles, the damage is highly concentrated in large areas. Fibers will have small tunnels chewed across the surface. You will also find the molted bodies of the insects. Furniture and varied carpet beetle larva look like tiny spiny caterpillars. Black carpet beetles are a brownish color with a tuft of hair at their tail end.
The first thing to do when you have an infestation is to dispose of anything that is infested with carpet beetles. The next thing to do is call in the professionals with Pointe Pest Control. We are serious about carpet beetle eradication. We use the most current treatment options that are safe for you, your family, and your pets, while still being extremely effective against carpet beetles. When you are looking for the best professional option, you need to give us a call.