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
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