BLACK CARPET BEETLES

adult carpet beetles range from 2 mm to 5 mm in length, with very short clubbed antennae and chewing mouth parts. Carpet beetles in general are oval in shape and appear dark brown to black in color

HABITAT & PRODUCTION

Carpet beetle larvae prefer dark and secluded places. Outdoors, female beetles search out spider webs or bee, wasp, or bird nests as places to lay their eggs. The nests contains dead insects, beeswax and pollen or other debris that can serve as larval food.

 

Indoors, beetles deposit eggs on or near wool carpets and rugs, woolen goods, animal skins, furs, stuffed animals, leather book bindings and dried plant products, and other materials that can serve as larval food. Adults usually appear in spring or early summer; indoors, you often find them near windows.

DAMAGE

Centipedes are not typically hazardous to humans. Damage occurs during the larval stage of carpet beetles. Larvae feed in dark, undisturbed locations on a variety of dead animals and animal products such as wool, silk, leather, fur, hair brushes with natural bristles, pet hair, and feathers; occasionally they feed on stored products such as certain spices and grains. They don’t feed on synthetic fibers.

INFESTATION - CENTIPEDES INVADE HOME

As they do not typically leave lasting signs of infestation, damage buildings, or contaminate food, centipede infestations may go unnoticed for some time. The best way to determine if centipedes are present is to look for them at night when they’re most active. Homeowners might also find molted exoskeletons given a present infestation. Dark, secluded areas in basements, under cabinets, and collections of firewood are common places for centipedes to congregate.

NEED HELP IN CENTIPEDE EXTERMINATION

The most effective way of ensuring Beetles do not invade your space is through prevention. Dry clean and place clothes in plastic containers before storing.

Once beetles have established themselves in your space, it is best to call a professional. Well Done Pest Control uses specialized equipment to effectively remove these threats from your space.

Book an appointment and talk with a pest control expert. 100 % beetles removal guaranteed.

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