Actual Size: 3/8 in.
The black carpet, common carpet, furniture carpet, and varied carpet beetles usually infest fabrics and carpets and are the important pests in this group.
How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles
Eliminate a small infestation of carpet beetles, reduce the size of a carpet beetle infestation, and prevent carpet beetles by eliminating food sources.
Carpet beetle larvae feed on (be prepared to be disgusted) dust and lint, bodily fluids on soiled clothing, dead insects, pet kibble, fur, and natural fibers (wool, silk, cotton, linen, hemp).
To limit or prevent an infestation–
- Frequently vacuum carpets, upholstered furniture, and curtains
- Sweep floors
- Dust window sills and anywhere dead insects (such as flies and moths) may collect
- Vacuum pet bedding
- Remove dust and lint from heating and air conditioning ducts
- Regularly wash clothes and dry clean garments that cannot be cleaned in washing machines
Large infestations of carpet beetles should be treated by a licensed pest control company, such as Thrasher Termite & Pest Control.