Carpet Beetle Infestation

Carpet beetles are taking over as the number one destructive textile pest. Infestations are notably difficult to eradicate since it’s nearly impossible to remove their food source, which is your carpets, furniture and even your pet’s fur.

If you suspect you have a carpet beetle infestation then contact us and we will help you with the quickest and best way to get rid of them.

What do carpet beetles look like?

Length: Around 2 to 4mm long.

Body shape: Round shape with six legs and antennae, there are a couple of different types.

Colour: They can come a variety of colours: orange, black or with a white speckled appearance.

Larve: Also known as ‘woolly bear’, light brown in appearance and covered in short bristles – up to 5mm. They are often described as small, furry caterpillars in appearance

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Where do carpet beetles come from?

Like many pest, carpet beetles can gain access to your home from a number of sources such as your shopping bags, pet fur, flowers and clothing. Adults can fly through open doors and windows, laying eggs on furniture, rugs and carpets.

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How to identify a carpet beetle infestation

If you don’t clean regularly, carpet beetles can go unnoticed for long periods of time.  Adult beetle are usually the first sign, gathering around windows and lights. You may also catch larvae crawling on surfaces but the most likely sign you will notice is the damage left behind and their shed skins.


How to get rid of carpet beetles?

At Eraserpest we are experienced in dealing with carpet beetles, if you are concerned of an infestation give us a call and we can help advise you.

There are a number of ways you can help prevent carpet beetles from festering in your home;

  • Clean regularly, hoovering with help remove any eggs and keep carpets clear
  • Keep food in containers
  • Install bug nets over windows (prevents insects flying in)
  • Double check plants and flowers before bringing them inside
  • Seal and cracks or gaps around windows and doors (this will help prevent a number of possible pests)

How much does carpet beetle pest control cost?

For a quote on carpet beetle pest control, do not hesitate to contact us via email at or call us on 07572 458216.