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Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Anthrenus spp.

Color: AdultsPattern of white, brown and yellow scales on the upper surface of their wing covers, or elytra.

Size: Mature Larvae are rarely more than 1/4-inch long and bear two pairs of hair tufts on the back end of the abdomen.

Varied carpet beetle larvae are scavengers. They are quite common in nests of birds and spiders, on dead animals, in insect collections, in attics, Oriental carpets, tapestries and wood-based wall-to-wall carpeting.

Fabric pests such as carpet beetles, although not particularly dangerous, can sometimes cause irreparable damage to personal belongings. These beetles are able to digest animal hairs and, therefore, feed on almost any item made of natural fibers, particularly wool and cashmere.

They feed on variety of animal products, such as woolen fabrics, hides, feathers, hair silks, horns, bone and insect pupae. They will feed on dead insects such as flies and have also been found in drywood termite workings after fumigation has killed the termites, or even subterranean termites galleries after soil or bait treatments have done likewise.

Varied carpet beetles feed on dead insects, but also feed on upholstery and carpet, so they can damage those materials. They can also damage clothing fabric.

  • In closets, store natural fiber clothing items by covering them with individual plastic covers.
  • Use mothballs to help deter fabric pests, but be aware that they may leave an odor that could require dry cleaning.
  • Prior to storage, clean woolen and natural fiber clothing according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Consider storing clothing in large zippered plastic units.
  • Do not store boxes of clothes in the attic, garage or basement, if possible.
  • If clothing stored in boxes, boxes must be clean thoroughly before storage and seal all corners and openings with tape.

MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND TREATMENT FOR Carpet Beetle CONTROL

Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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