Carpet Beetle Control and Carpet Beetle Extermination

Pest Control
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Carpet Beetles are common pests that can be most often found in homes and museums. Given their name, you can probably guess that you can most often find these insects living in carpet or on rugs. While typically the Carpet Beetle feeds on wool found in carpet, they will also eat hair, fur, and silk. Aside from those, they are also known for eating spices and grains, however you will not find them eating any fruity pebbles. Carpet Beetles prefer darker spaces where they are less likely to be seen and can hide easier. To prevent carpet beetles, one of the best prevention steps you can take is to thoroughly vacuum your home, making sure to get under the couch and in corners.

You can attempt to kill the larvae by drying them out, this can be done by exposure to sunlight. The larvae can look like tiny little dark worms. You can also attempt to control your Carpet Beetle population by removing food sources, keep any wool or fur cloth stored in airtight containers. You can also steam clean your carpets, the extreme heat will kill any carpet beetle or larvae that it comes into contact with. Also, your carpets will look amazing.

However, if you notice your carpet beetle infestation getting out of hand, there are a number of other products you can use. Many of these are non-toxic, if not extremely low in toxicity, and come in powders that you can sprinkle on the carpet where you notice major signs of Carpet Beetles, one of the most common of these is Boric Acid.