Varied Carpet Beetles are generally oval. The wing covers meet at the rear end of the body. It is smooth and round with no apparent cleft. The backs of these insects are spotted with gray-yellow, brown, and white scales. They form two bands across the top. The underside of the body is also gray to yellow.
Size: 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long
Color: Gray to yellow
Activity/Behavior: The beetles feed on a variety of foods, including carpets, woolens, skins, furs, stuffed animals, leather binding on books, feathers, silk, plant products, and pollen. They are good fliers and enter homes through open windows.
Where They Live: Varied carpet beetles will often burrow themselves in the material of which they feed.
Tips for Control: Control of carpet beetles can be complex and requires long term service measures. Regular maintenance and sometimes-intensive treatments are needed. Refer questions to the technical director or manager.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of varied carpet 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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