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Carpet Beetle Pest Control

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Carpet Beetle Pest Control, Removal & extermination

Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions offer a full range of pest extermination services to domestic and commercial clients in Suffolk and Essex. If you have a pest problem with carpet beetles our fully qualified, CRB checked pest control operatives can assist you in a fast and effective carpet beetle pest control. Our specialist cleaning and decontamination service will remove carpet beetles or other pests and we will put pest control measures in place, to ensure that they do not return. Our carpet beetle pest control service is always discreet and if required we turn up in unmarked vehicles.

Emergency same-day carpet beetle pest control appointments are available on request.

About Carpet Beetles

The larvae of the carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci), also known as woolly bears, can cause extensive damage throughout the home as they feed on the natural fibres in carpets, curtains, clothing and fabrics. Silk skirts, natural wool suits and wool-based carpets can all be ruined by this young pest.

In its larval form, the carpet beetle measures roughly 4-5 mm in length. Its body is hairy and covered in light and dark-brown stripes. Usually wider at the back than at the front, it has 3 pairs of tufts along its rear abdomen for use in self-defence.

Adults range from 1.7 mm to 3.5 mm in length. Their top side is scaled in two colours, white-brown and yellow-brown and they have developed segmented antennae.

The life cycle of carpet beetles

Unusually for an insect, the carpet beetle can take between 1 and 3 years to change from its larval stage into an adult, depending on its environmental conditions. This gives the carpet beetle a long time in which to wreak havoc on your fabrics, carpets and furnishings.

Hatching in spring and early summer, they feed on natural fibres until they enter a period of dormancy which comes immediately prior to pupation.

On their emergence from May to August, they cease to be a problem as their diet has changed. They have developed a taste for nectar and fly off in search of flowers to pollinate.

Carpet Beetle Treatment

Carpet beetle problems can be treated relatively simple as long as the infestation is identified early enough. Abandoned birds’ nests are a common source of the problem. The pest can then make its way inside into areas such as warm linen cupboards. These can be treated with a residual insecticide which is usually very effective in conjunction with regular vacuuming, dry cleaning and airing clothing.

When treating carpet beetles we endeavour to use the most environmentally friendly products. Customers will need to vacate their property for a few hours while the treatment is carried out and any residual insecticide spray is allowed to dry.

Contact us now for friendly and effective assistance with carpet beetle pest control.


What does a carpet beetle infestation look like?

Some key indicators that you may have a carpet beetle infestation on your property include:
Holes in your leather furniture, books, photos or other leather items.
Spots on your carpet that appear to be threadbare.
Fur that sheds and falls out of fur rugs or clothing easily.
Shed skin from carpet bug larvae. This will usually be in dark spots or corners of your property.
Damage to wool - such as holes in blankets and wool clothing.
It is unlikely that you will notice carpet beetles unless you are specifically looking for them. Carpet beetles are between 2-4mm in size, making them very hard to spot with the naked eye. However, once you know to look out for carpet beetles, keep an eye on your walls and windowsills for evidence of carpet beetles, such as the bugs themselves or their droppings.

How can I treat a carpet beetle infestation?

The first step to treating an infestation of carpet bugs is to thoroughly vacuum your affected rooms. Hoovering your floors thoroughly will help to prevent bugs from lingering in your carpets. Additionally, inspect your floor and pick up anything that could be infested with carpet beetles, such as blankets trailing on the floor and wash your belongings thoroughly to kill carpet beetles. Additionally, purchasing a carpet beetle repellent can be very effective at killing existing pests and preventing future infestations. If you feel that you have a large scale carpet beetle infestation on your hands, call a local pest control company for advice and support.



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