Identifying Carpet Beetles Problems
There are several species of carpet beetles (Dermestidae) that belong to this general classification. Varied, black and common carpet beetles may be found in structures. They are small (1/8 inch or less) and round to oval in shape. They have a complete life cycle and the larvae are responsible for damage. Adult beetles can have white, yellow, orange and black colors. Larvae of each species have characteristic hairs or bristles.
Locating Carpet Beetle Infestations
Carpet beetle infestations can damage many natural fibers (i.e. cotton and wool) and will also feed on any protein source (i.e. dead insects and rodents, fur, feathers, pet hair, as well as some stored products). Adult carpet beetle infestations may feed outside the structure on plants or flowers and migrate in through open windows. Exoskeletons of larvae can be used to identify the species.
Questions To Ask About Carpet Beetles Problems:
- Where have you seen them?
- What was the evidence (damage) found?
- Where was the damaged article stored?
- Has there been a bird or bat problem in the structure?
- Has there been a cluster fly or wasp problem?
Carpet Beetle Infestation Inspection Tips
Identify any specimens; look in closets, storage bags and pantries. Check closely around crack and crevices, along baseboards; look for evidence of bird nests, or bat roosts. Look for damage to natural fibers (wool, cotton, and larvae exoskeletons).
How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetle Problems
Getting rid of carpet beetles can be tricky since they tend to build their nests in unique places. Our green carpet beetle control experts will assess the carpet beetle problem and any Carpet Beetle damage prior to using carpet beetle control plan, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to these potential unwelcome carpet beetle infestations. And because Eco-Wise™ Pest Control’s methods for carpet beetle control are environmentally friendly and organic, there is no concern for your family and pets.
Eco-Wise™ has the knowledge, equipment, and skills to take care of all your carpet beetle problems and will show you how to get rid of carpet beetles for good!
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