Carpet Beetles and You

Cockroaches, termites and bed bugs get a lot of press. However, carpet beetles should really join your most unwanted list. They can literally eat you out of house and home. Carpet beetles will eat just about anything,: carpets, furniture, lint, hair, garments, blankets, pet food, animal nests, animal carcasses (dead mice), dead insects, leather, even pollen.
What you should look for.
Look for fecal pellets and the shed skins of the larva. Also look for holes in fabrics. Carpet beetles tend to feed in dark, secluded areas such as closets, drawers, basements, in between walls and insulation, attics and storage boxes. You may want to check under carpets and rugs, pick up couches and large pieces of furniture and inspect those thoroughly as well. If you’ve seen one of the carpet beetles shown above, search your home up and down until you find the source of the infestation.
The carpet beetle is such a resilient pest, especially its eggs.  Professional removal of a carpet beetle infestation may be necessary. A1 can help.

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