When not dealt with quickly, a carpet beetle infestation can soon get out of hand. But how do you know you have carpet beetles?
This article will focus on common signs of a carpet beetle infestation in your home, whether some carpets are immune, when they’re most active and what you should do if you have a carpet beetle problem.
When Are Carpet Beetles Most Active?
Before discussing the common signs of carpet beetles in your home, let’s talk about when they’re active.
Carpet beetles are small, round bugs that are most active at night. For this reason, they can be difficult to spot (which is why sometimes you can find yourself with an out-of-control infestation).
Signs You Have a Carpet Beetle Infestation
As with any pest, there are common signs you might have a carpet beetle issue on your hands. In this section, we’ll go into further detail.
Seeing Adult Beetles
As we said, carpet beetles can be difficult to spot, so if you’re seeing them – whether living or dead – it’s a clear indication you have a problem.
Carpet beetles tend to travel in groups too so while you may only spot one or two, chances are there are many more hidden away somewhere in your home.
Finding Excess Skin Particles
Over the course of their lifespan, carpet beetles tend to shed their skin. If you’re finding it around your home, it’s probably time you scheduled a pest inspection.
Experiencing Increased Allergies & Hayfever Symptoms
Are you and other family members experiencing increased allergy and hayfever symptoms, but don’t know why? The problem may be carpet beetles.
Increased allergic reactions may include everything from sneezing and coughing to a sore throat and wheezing or even itchy skin conditions (known as “carpet beetle dermatitis”).
When they make your home their home, pests tend to mark their territory by leaving faecal matter around the place. Carpet beetles are no different in this regard.
Finding Holes in Fabrics
Carpet beetles love fabrics and textiles, especially clothing and cushion covers or similar items. If you start to find unexplained holes in these things, carpet beetles may be the reason why.
Are Certain Carpet Types Immune from Infestation?
It has been suggested that there are certain types of carpet that are immune to carpet beetle infestations. But in our experience, that’s not really the case. If given the right environment in which to thrive, carpet beetles will make their home in any type of carpet.
What to Do About a Carpet Beetle Infestation
If you think you may be at risk of a carpet beetle infestation, you need solutions you know you can trust. Rather than trying all those home remedies a quick internet search will suggest with hit or miss results, the best advice we can give is to call the experts at Sun Dry.
Our pest control team members are highly qualified, knowledgeable and some of the best in the industry. We’ll provide you with treatments and solutions you know will work, and we’ll get the job done efficiently.
To arrange your pest control treatment for carpet beetles, contact our experts at Sun Dry today.