If you have carpet beetles in your New York home or office building, you’re not alone. Carpet beetles are a fairly common pest and our exterminator team receives many requests for our pest control services thanks to carpet beetles. Carpet beetles naturally live outdoors, but they will come into a building through improperly sealed or screened doors and windows, feasting on household items like fabric and food items.
How can you identify carpet beetles in your New York living space? There are two basic groups of Carpet Beetles: the Black Carpet Beetles and Varied, Common and Furniture Carpet Beetles. The adult Black Carpet Beetle, as the name suggests, is black in color and oblong shaped and ranges in size from 1/8″ up to 3/16″ in length. The other three, though about the same size, will have a variety of different wing color patterns and are somewhat more oval in shape. Carpet Beetles go through complete metamorphosis which includes egg, larvae (crawling stage), pupae (cocoon) and adult (beetle). It is the larval stage where carpet beetles will do significant damage, for that is the time when the insect actually ingests the fabric or food in your home.
Dealing with the Problem
How do you know when you have a carpet beetle problem and it’s time to call on our exterminator team for pest control service? If you see damage or irregular holes in carpeting, clothing, and animal hides, you may have a carpet beetle problem. In addition, if you see larvae crawling near your pastas, cereals, nuts, other foods, or even near pet hair that has accumulated near the base of furniture, call The Bug Stops Here to remove carpet beetles from your pantry and your living space.
In order to effectively deal with your carpet beetle problem, call The Bug Stops Here for a free estimate. Our exterminator team will cover all your pest control options, keeping your New York home or office free from these pests.