CARPET BEETLES

It is believed that Carpet Beetles originated in Europe they are now found throughout the world. These small beetles feed on stored foods as well as on silk, wool, hides, furs, feathers, or other natural materials.  Carpet beetles have a checkerboard, or wavy lines with black, white, gray, brown, or orange colors. They are only around 2 to 3 mm long, flattened from top to bottom, oval in shape, 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 B Dead uses natural alternatives to control these pests, however it may require two services over a two month period.