Carpet Beetles: Types of Damage, Prevention and Control

Carpet Beetles: Types of Damage, Prevention and Control

15 October, 2023   |   Famous Cleaning

Carpet beetles are small, oval-shaped beetles that feed on natural fibers, such as wool, silk, and feathers. They are most commonly found in homes, where they can cause extensive damage to carpets, furniture, clothing, and other household items.

Types of Carpet Beetle Damage

  • Fabric damage: Carpet beetle larvae will eat holes in carpets, rugs, upholstery, and clothing.
  • Damage to natural fibers: Carpet beetles will also feed on other natural fibers, such as feathers, fur, and museum specimens.
  • Skin irritation: Some people may experience skin irritation from contact with carpet beetle larvae.

How to Prevent Carpet Beetle Infestations

There are a number of things you can do to prevent carpet beetle infestations in your home:

  • Clean regularly: Vacuum carpets and furniture regularly, including under furniture and in closets.
  • Store items properly: Store clothes in airtight containers or cedar chests.
  • Wash fabrics regularly: Wash clothes, bedding, and curtains in hot water.
  • Inspect for signs of infestation: Regularly inspect your carpets, furniture, and clothing for signs of carpet beetles, such as shed skins or larvae.

How to Control Carpet Beetle Infestations

If you have a carpet beetle infestation, there are a number of things you can do to control the problem:

  • Vacuum thoroughly: Vacuum carpets, furniture, and baseboards thoroughly.
  • Wash fabrics in hot water: Wash infested fabrics in hot water and dry them on high heat.
  • Freeze items: Freeze infested items for 24 hours.
  • Use insecticides: Use insecticides as a last resort.

Famous Cleaning - Best Carpet Cleaning in Adelaide

If you are concerned about carpet beetles in your home, Famous Cleaning can help. We offer a variety of carpet cleaning services that can help to remove carpet beetles and their larvae. We also offer a number of tips on how to prevent carpet beetle infestations. 

About Famous Cleaning

Famous Cleaning is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing carpet cleaning services to Adelaide residents for over 10+ years. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service and satisfaction.

We offer a variety of carpet cleaning services, including:

  • Hot water extraction
  • Dry cleaning
  • Stain removal
  • Odor removal
  • Pet urine treatment

We also offer a number of additional services, including:

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