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Pest Facts: Carpet Beetles
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Description
There are four common species of carpet beetles that invade homes. These species are the Black Carpet Beetle, Furniture Carpet Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle, and the Common Carpet Beetle. Most of these beetles can damage carpet, clothing, Textiles, furs, and plant materials.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Color may vary
  • Legs:  3 pair
  • Shape:  Oval, small
  • Size:  1/16th to 1/8 inches
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  yes
  • Region:  All 50 states

Habits
All carpet beetles larvae feed on a wide variety of animal and plant materials such as wool, hair, furs, feathers, silk, leather, rice, mold spores, wheat, cereal, and other processed foods. Adult beetles feed only on plant nectar and pollen.

Habitat
Beetle larvae and adults live in various places within a structure near their animal food sources. Common places are bird and rodent nests, furs, wool carpet, linens, and behind baseboards where hair and lint accumulate.

Threats
They do not spread diseases, but their body parts can use cause allergic reactions in humans.


Prevention
Eliminate the primary sources of the infestation. Follow good sanitation practices.

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San Antonio
  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time
Austin
  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
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