Carpet Beetle Pest Control
Newcastle and Hunter Valley
When you find holes in your carpets, fabrics or clothes it’s not always easy to find the culprit – but one of the likely suspects is carpet beetles.
Carpet beetle larvae eat away fabrics in dark, undisturbed areas and can cause considerable damage.
The larvae are also called “woolly bears” due to their hairy appearance, but they aren’t cuddly, these hairs can cause serious irritation.
To get rid of a carpet beetle problem it takes a bit of expertise to know where to look and apply the correct treatment to ensure elimination.
How we get rid of carpet beetles > Professional Carpet Beetle Treatments
As with all our pest treatments we start with a thorough inspection to fully understand the nature of the problem. Finding all the locations where the carpet beetle larvae are eating is important to ensure we eliminate the problem.
Once we’ve found all the locations, we will vacuum the infested area and then apply a water-based insecticide which will kill any beetles, larvae and eggs present and provide long lasting protection.
What to expect from our carpet beetle treatments?
As long as we can access all infested areas, the carpet beetle infestation will be eliminated in one treatment. If the infestation is also found in wardrobes or drawers, having the clothes removed, inspected and heat treated will be a necessary part of the treatment.
Carpet beetles can re-infest at any time, if they fly in from outside. However, our treatments provide several months protection before they start to wear off.
What Our Customers Say
What do carpet beetles look like?
- There are several species of carpet beetle, the two most common species are the black carpet beetle and variegated carpet beetle, both a couple of millimetres long
- The larvae of carpet beetles are covered in bristle, which gives them their common name – “woolly bears”.
What are the signs of a carpet beetle problem?
- They can leave large areas of damaged fabric in dark, sheltered, undisturbed areas – typically in woollen carpets under furniture
- It’s the larvae that do all the damage – They feed on animal-based materials such as wool, leather, silk, fur and feathers
- In areas of damage, you may well also spot the spent skins from growing larvae. The bristles from these cases can cause irritation
- The adults live outside, feeding on the pollen of flowers. Emerging adults are often found in the spring on window sills trying to get out