Carpet Beetles Pest Control Services Sydney
Carpet beetles are a big nuisance, especially if you have expensive carpets and clothing made from natural animal-origin materials. These beetles feed on a protein called keratin and are known to cause considerable damage in a short amount of time. Carpet beetles are mostly found inland and in the regions away from the coast line where the environment is a little drier.
At Knock-Down Pest Control, we have experience in eliminating carpet beetles and know exactly how to remove them effectively. If you suspect you have a carpet beetle infestation, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
What are the signs?
Carpet beetles will only be found in places with organic matter and materials that contain keratin. You’ll find them in carpets, cabinets, fabrics, real flowers, and dark places. Here are some signs you need to look out for:
Look for shed skin and faecal matter on your carpets or clothes.
These beetles are visible. They’re oval in shape and are slightly larger than a pinhead. You’ll see black and brown or grey patterns on their back.
They Play Dead
The beetles move very slowly and if you touch them with a stick, they’ll roll over and play dead.
Their larvae have a brown band around their body and tiny hair-like extensions on both ends.
What Attracts Them
Carpet beetles can also be attracted to dog food, paint brushes, and other such items.
These creatures are usually easy to control if you have time to vacuum your carpets daily. A strong vacuum will extract most the beetles, eggs, and larvae from the carpet. However, this isn’t entirely successful and can sometimes leave behind some eggs and larvae. If you have a severe infestation, you should call a professional to handle the job.