Carpet Beetle Control

Carpet Beetle


Larvae known as woolly bears, are 3mm-4mm long, brown, segmented with three bunches of golden hairs on the tip of the abdomen. The beetles are 1.5mm-4.5mm long and the body is of a variegated pattern often pale brown, yellow and straw with a dense covering of scales. Adult beetles usually lay their eggs in air ducts, in wardrobes, under furniture, or under skirting boards. Once hatched and until they pupate into adults, the larvae hide in dark, undisturbed areas and feed on organic material. The larvae are thus responsible for the damage of various items, such as furniture, clothing, blankets, furs, and carpets.

Wooly Bear