Mature Carpet Beetle. Actual size– 0.07 to 0.14 in
If carpet beetles are found indoors, look for flowering plants outdoors. In particular, adult carpet beetles are attractive to: Buckwheat Daisy, Cleanothus, Crepe Myrtle, Dogwood, Pyracantha, Spirea, Wild Aster.
Prevent carpet beetles by regular and thorough cleaning of rugs, draperies, upholstered furniture, closets, and other locations where carpet beetles congregate; frequent, thorough vacuuming, and then disposing of the vacuum bag promptly because it may contain eggs, larvae, or adult insects.
Protect fabrics by keeping them clean: food and perspiration stains on fabrics attract carpet beetles. Dry cleaning or thoroughly laundering items in hot water kills all stages of these insects.
If you need additional assistance controlling carpet beetles, contact a pest control professional.