Thrasher Termite & Pest Control blog posts about carpet beetles

How to Tell the Difference Between Bed Bugs and Carpet Beetles

By |2016-10-28T14:12:46-07:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Bed Bugs, Beetles, Crawling Pests, General Pest Control, How to Identify Bed Bugs|Tags: , , , |

Many people confuse the common, and relatively* harmless, carpet beetle with bed bugs. Here's how to tell the difference. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) and adult bed bugs both bite. Bed bug nymphs are very small, pale tan, but have the same [...]

Tiny Fuzzy Bugs on Walls? Carpet Beetles on the Climb

By |2016-10-28T14:41:24-07:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Beetles, Pest Control San Diego, Pest Control Silicon Valley|Tags: , , , |

Carpet beetle larvae look like very, very small fuzzy caterpillars; however they are far from harmless. They feed on fabric, clothing, and furnishings and leave damage behind. Carpet beetles and carpet beetle larvae can also trigger rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma as [...]

Small Annoyances, Carpet Beetles

By |2016-10-28T14:44:32-07:00October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Beetles, General Pest Control, Pest Control San Diego, Pest Control Silicon Valley|Tags: , , |

Carpet beetles are small, often no larger than a grain of rice, but left unchecked these little beetles can be very destructive to natural fibers. Beetle larvae feed in dark, undisturbed locations on a variety of dead animals and animal products, [...]