CARPET BEETLE

CARPET BEETLE

CARPET BEETLE
Appearance
The varied carpet beetle and the museum beetle are the most commonly encountered by pest controllers. They have a speckled appearance which arises because of the many scales which cover the elytra and the prothorax which are black, white and yellow giving a spotted appearance.

Adult beetles usually lay their eggs in closets, under furniture, or under baseboards. Once hatched and until they pupate into adults, the larvae hide in dark, undisturbed areas and feed on organic material. The larvae are responsible for the damage of various items, such as furniture, clothing, blankets, furs, and carpets. 
Signs of an infestation include the presence of damaged articles, shed larval skins in dark areas, and an abundance of adult beetles near windows.
Remedy:

  • Vacuum - All floor areas before treatment starts.
  • Treatment - Insecticide spray is needed to deal with Larvae known as woolly bears, and all floor areas will need to be treated as these pests can cause significant damage.

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