Furniture Carpet Beetles are found worldwide. They ruin linens, cotton, jute, softwood, and leather because they feed on the wool. They have thick tufts of hair on either side of their body and on the rear. They are oval shaped.
Size: 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long
Color: White with spots of yellow, white, and black scales
Activity/Behavior: They feed on the hair padding, feathers, or wool upholstery of furniture, as well as fur, bristles, horn, tortoise shells, silk, other insects, dried blood and other human foods.
Where They Live: Outdoors, they can be found on plant materials, specifically pollen. Inside, the beetles are found on furniture such as linen, cotton, wool, or leather.
Tips for Control: Vacuuming and dusting is probably the most important way to prevent carpet beetles because they are attracted to dust and linen build up.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of Furniture Beetles takes persistence and experience. An infestation sometimes can be controlled using over-the-counter products, but beetles are very resilient. Oftentimes it’s necessary to fumigate the home. A trained pest control professional can help you to get rid of beetles the most efficient way.
Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program.
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