CARPET BEETLES (Dermestid Beetles)

Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Carpet¬†Beetles range from 1 – 12 millimeters in length
  • Adults are round or oval in shape
  • Their light brown larval molts are often found and appear worm like with small hairs
  • The¬†hairs or bristles on the abdomen of¬†Carpet Beetle larvae can cause an allergic reaction of red bumps that are commonly mistaken for Bed Bug bites

Active Season

  • Carpet Beetles¬†can be found indoors throughout the year but are more active in warmer and drier times of the year

Interesting Facts

  • A Carpet Beetles¬†main source of food is dead skin cells and are used to fully clean human skulls for study
  • They will feed on materials such as dead plants, pollen, hair, dead insects and much more
  • Forensic investigators will often observe their activity to estimate time of death of humans

Cause for Concern

  • Carpet Beetles can damage items such as linens, carpets, and furniture while others can infest cupboards feeding on dead organic materials or pet food
  • Many people can have skin reactions to their presence which is often attributed to worse infestations such as bedbugs
  • Carpet Beetles cannot bite, but the¬†hairs or bristles on the abdomen of the¬†larvae can cause an allergic reaction of red bumps

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • People and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour for a Carpet¬†Beetle treatment. If they are being found around beds or couches, please remove all bedding and pillows from the area

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Carpet Beetle Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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