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Carpet Beetle – Services
- Carpet Beetle Treatment
- Carpet Beetle Facts
- DIY – Do it yourself tips – Carpet Beetles
- Carpet Beetles – FAQs
Carpet Beetle Treatment
- Internal spray to basement, house and external perimeter spray
- Purchase Eco Bug Buster + Insect Monitor traps
The Carpet beetle, commonly found in all parts of North America, is oval in shape, measures approximately 1/8” with an irregular arrangement of white, brownish and yellowish spots, or a solid black shell, when fully matured. While in the larvae stage, they resemble tiny reddish-brown worms, approximately 1/4″ long. The body can appear striped, and is always covered in numerous fine hairs.
The adult Carpet Beetle lays five to 16 eggs, mostly indoors, which hatch in about 18 days. The development process from larva to adult requires between 251 to 351 days. The life cycle is usually one year under ideal conditions of available food and warmth. Carpet Beetles are most common in late spring and early summer when adult food sources, such as flowers become available. It is at this time, when fresh cut flowers are brought into the home, that the eggs are introduced and the larvae begin feeding on wool, carpets, furs, etc.
DAMAGE CAUSED BY CARPET BEETLES:
The larva of the Carpet Beetle feeds primarily on, and causes extensive damage to a wide variety of animal and plant products, such as carpets, woolens, skins, furs, silk, rye, cocoa, corn and various spices. Adult beetles, however, feed mostly on pollen and nectar.
Prevention of Carpet Beetles:
There are several ways to prevent an infestation. Thoroughly wash sources of pollen and nectar before bringing into the home, and remove nests of birds, bees or rodents from around the home to discourage adult Carpet Beetles. In the home, a regular program of cleaning carpets, furniture and storage areas will discourage the development of Carpet Beetle larvae.
Control of Carpet Beetles:
Ecopest Inc. has products which are developed for the control the Carpet beetle, and depending upon the severity of the infestation, one application may be sufficient. For the heavy infestation consult Ecopest Inc. professional for an integrated pest control program.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Carpet Beetle
Q: How to recognize a Carpet Beetle?
A: The Carpet Beetle ,common in all parts of the North America, measures approximately 1/8”(2 mm), with an irregular arrangement of white, brownish and yellowish spots.
Q: Do Carpet Beetles cause damage?
A: Yes, the larva of the Carpet Beetle feeds on and cause extensive damage to wide variety of animal and plant products, such as carpets, woolens, skins, fur, silk, rye, cocoa, corn and various spices. Adults mostly feed on pollen and nectar.
Q: When are Carpet Beetles most common?
A: Carpet Beetles are most common in late spring and early summer when adult food sources, such as flowers become available.
Q: Do Carpet Beetles die off in cold months?
A: No, Carpet Beetles over winter in the stage of larva to adult. The onset of cold weather will cause the adult Carpet Beetle to move indoors.
Q: Can I do anything to prevent a Carpet Beetle infestation?
A: There are several ways to prevent an infestation. Thoroughly wash sources of poolen and nectar before bringing it to home, remove nest of birds, bees or rodents from around the home to discourage adult Carpet Beetles. In the home, a program of cleaning carpets, furniture and storage areas will discourage the development of the Carpet Beetle larvae.
Q: If I have an infestation of Carpet Beetle, what can be done to eliminate them?
A: Due to the nature of pest, control can be difficult and a professional should be consulted for thorough results. You can contact Ecopest professionals to purchase products or to render services.
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