These small beetles are Common in San Diego County. Carpet Beetles feed on stored foods as well as silk, wool, hides, furs, feathers, or other natural materials. Carpet beetles may have a variety of patterns an colors ranging from checkerboard, wavy lines with black, white, gray, brown, or orange. They are only around two to three millimeters long, flattened from top to bottom, and oval shaped. They are often confused for bed bugs. Control of carpet beetles begins with a complete inspection to locate the source of the infestation. Treatment centers around removal of abandoned insect, rodent, or bird nests that may contain leftover skins, feathers, or hairs that the carpet beetle larvae feed on. Bugs Bee Dead uses natural alternatives to control these pests, however, it may require two services over a two month period.