Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetles (Anthrenus verbasci)

Appearance

Carpet beetles resemble ladybird beetles in shape, but are usually less than 1/4″ long. They may display a rainbow of colour on their back surfaces. It can take 250 days to three years for varied carpet beetles to grow from an egg to an adult.

Habits

Carpet beetles are found in homes in attics, Oriental carpets, tapestries and wood-based wall-to-wall carpeting. They also feed on dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones.

Threats

They damage carpets, tapestries, clothing fabric.

Prevention

  • Store wool and silk clothing in plastic containers.
  • Dry-clean clothing thoroughly before storing for long periods of time.
  • Hoover wool carpets regularly.

Contact Owl Pest Control Dublin if you need help on how to get rid of carpet beetles or to arrange a professional carpet beetle treatment.

DIY Carpet Beetle Treatments - Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

Click on the links below for more details or to buy DIY carpet beetle killing products online

Crawling Insect Killer Powder
for Carpet Beetle control
Dry Surfaces Only

Natural Dust Insecticide
Desi-Dust Diatomaceous Earth
Dry Surfaces Only

Smoke Generators
Insect Fumers against
Adult Carpet Beetles

Liquid Residual Insecticide
Protector C for Carpet Beetle control, Long Residuality

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