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Carpet Beetles

What are Carpet Beetles?

Carpet beetles are an insect that we wish to keep out of our Dallas homes. Carpet beetles harm our stuff, such as carpets, clothing, furniture, and stored goods, due to their feeding and reproduction behaviors.

Adult carpet beetles occur in a range of hues and mottled patterns, including red, black, yellow, and white, depending on the species.

A carpet beetle's body resembles that of a ladybug, with front wings that provide a hard, protective covering over the hind wings. The larvae of carpet beetles are slimy, worm-like, and coated in bristly hairs.

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Carpet Beetles Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are carpet beetles dangerous?

Carpet beetles are more of a destructive pest than a hazardous one. Female carpet beetles lay eggs on wool, carpets, blankets, upholstered furniture, clothes, furs, shed hair, and dead insects as food sources. They begin to consume the food supply as soon as the larvae hatch.

The larvae of carpet beetles do the most damage inside our houses, and to make matters worse, the larval stage of development can last up to a year! Carpet beetle larvae can harm food and personal possessions in a home because of their long "life."

In addition, carpet beetle larvae enjoy eating the oils in human hair. The bristle-covered larvae cause an uncomfortable skin rash on certain people as they migrate across our bodies. Carpet beetle rash is sometimes mistaken for bed bug bites.

It is critical to correctly identify a pest problem in order to ensure that the appropriate treatment is used to remove the infestation and avoid re-infestation.

Why do I have a carpet beetle problem?

Carpet beetles can cause problems in your house in a number of ways:

  • Adult carpet beetles eat pollen and nectar from plants. Adult carpet beetles may accompany potted plants brought indoors from the outside.
  • Adult carpet beetles enter homes through cracks and crevices around doors and windows after being attracted by our outdoor lights.
  • On objects composed of natural fibers or dry goods contaminated with the larvae or eggs, carpet beetle larvae can be mistakenly introduced into households.

Where will I find carpet beetles?

They can enter many areas, including kitchens, pantries, carpets, and clothes storage spaces in search of food and ideal places to lay their eggs.

They may be found on our carpets, rugs, furniture, and potted plants or flowers feeding on nectar and pollen from inside our homes.

How do I get rid of carpet beetles?

Carpet beetles can be removed from your house with the help of the local pest control professionals at 24h Pest Pros. Carpet beetles can be found in dark, difficult-to-reach areas of a house. Our experts know where to look for these pests and how to get rid of them!

To eliminate carpet beetles and other pests from your area commercial or residential premises, we provide high-quality pest control services utilizing the most up-to-date and effective chemicals.

To discover more about our carpet beetle control options, give us a call today!

How can I prevent carpet beetles in the future?

Partnering with 24h Pest Pros and applying the following prevention methods can help you avoid carpet beetle problems:

  • Install weatherstripping around windows and doors, as well as screens in windows and doors, to keep carpet beetles out of our homes.
  • Before bringing flowers or other plants in from the outside, check for carpet beetles.
  • To catch wandering carpet beetles, vacuum your carpets and furniture.
  • Airtight plastic containers are ideal for storing blankets, clothing, and other fabric items.
  • Before storing dry products in the pantry, remove them from their original containers and place them in glass or plastic containers with airtight lids.
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