Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles will commonly infest bird and rodent nests after the occupants have left.

Carpet beetles are usually first noticed as a small, fuzzy, larvae (2-3 mm) in the fall and winter months

Carpet beetle larvae feeds on any natural fibers: fur, feathers, wool, and silk

Adults are usually seen in the spring months during the heaviest days of pollen production

Adults feed on pollen and enter homes in search of suitable food sources for their offspring

Most common objects attacked are by carpet beetles are rugs and winter clothing

Homeowners may notice small holes in their clothing when the articles are pulled out of storage

Rugs comprised of natural fibers will have furrows or frayed edges where the larvae of eaten through the material

Treat carpet beetles’ preferred feeding sites: closets, rugs, under beds and furniture

Remove food sources such as winter clothing

Launder or dry clean clothing to remove any eggs or larvae