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If you find holes in your carpet, clothes, and general upholstery, it’s a sign that you have carpet bugs/beetles in your home. Even though their name suggests that they live on your carpet, they can still feast upon all sorts of fabric. 

It can be annoying to see these tiny pests start to tear up your beloved carpet and other fabrics you have in your home. In fact, they might have done severe damage to other areas you may not have noticed yet. If this continues to go on, they will continue to multiply and can do more damage than ever.

So, it’s best to identify what pests you have that cause such damage and do something about it.

Common Carpet Bugs and How to Get Rid of Them

Common Carpet Beetle

The common carpet beetle is the most common type of carpet beetle. In the larvae stage, these beetles are known as “woolly bears” because of their fuzzy appearance. Common carpet beetle larvae feed on carpets, clothing, upholstery, pet hair and any other natural fibers they can find. Adult common carpet beetles are covered in colorful scales.

Varied Carpet Beetle

Varied carpet beetles are also known for being destructive in their larvae state. Once these pests reach adulthood, they prefer to feed on nectar and pollen. However, the larvae enjoy a diet based on various materials, such as fur, feathers, carpet and rugs. If they have access, varied carpet beetle larvae will feed on any stored food in your home. Source: ABC Home & Commercial Services

Bed Bugs

Yes, you read this right. Unfortunately, bed bugs do not stay confined to the bed where they are already a problem. They can be found in a multitude of places, like couches, wallpaper, office chairs, and curtain folds. Bed bugs will feed from both humans and pets, which both walk all over carpet. They only feed on exposed skin, so fortunately they can’t bite through clothing. You will definitely know if you have bed bugs because their bites are red, itchy, and clustered. Source: Pointe Pest Control

How to get rid of carpet bugs/beetles

So you have carpet beetles and naturally, you want to get rid of them. To get rid of carpet beetles you can clean infested areas using a nozzle vacuum cleaner, concentrating on removing debris and larvae from cracks and crevices. An application of a residual insecticide should then be made to the area, concentrating on treating cracks and crevices. Dust formulations, including desiccant dusts, will be effective but may be vacuumed away in subsequent cleaning.

To get rid of carpet beetles permanently, it is always most effective to call in a licensed pest control expert. Professional pest control companies will assess the carpet beetle infestation and use the safest and most effective treatment available to kill carpet beetles and their woolly bear larvae fast. Source: Pest Defence

Hopefully, this has opened your eyes to the existence of these nasty pests. If you need more help with this, you can call us on the number below and we’d be happy to assist you!