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Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetle Identification & Prevention

What are carpet beetles?

Beetles belong to the insect order called Coleoptera, which is the largest order of insects. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, which distinguishes them from other insects. There are more than a quarter of a million beetle species in the world, with a total of 92 of those species being found in Colorado. 

How do I know if I have a carpet beetle problem?

Carpet beetles are attracted to natural fibers, so they can often be found in items such as:

  • Paint brushes
  • Carpet (if the name didn’t already give that one away)
  • Fresh flowers
  • Silk
  • Pet fur and human hair

Carpet beetles typically stay away from synthetic fibers, but can become attracted to them if the fibers contain sweat, oil, or blood from a human or animal. Because they are also attracted to flowers, be sure to check any for carpet beetles before you bring them into your home.

If you suspect that you may have a carpet beetle infestation, inspect the following items, especially if they are made up on natural fibers:

  • Rugs
  • Carpeting
  • Furniture
  • Blankets
  • Clothing

Carpet beetles can also be found in dry-stored food products, including rice, oats, and dog food.

Are carpet beetles dangerous?

While carpet beetles are not inherently dangerous, they can cause problems. Common types of carpet beetle infestation problems:

  • They can cause damage to your clothing
  • They can ruin crops you have growing on your property
  • They can destroy wood in and around your home
  • They can ruin your food products
  • They can ruin fabrics on your furniture

How do I get rid of carpet beetles?

At High Country Pest Control, our pest control pros are able to effectively and efficiently treat beetle infestations at your property in the Colorado Springs area. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, you can rest assured that we will control your beetle problem as safely and effectively as possible.

How do I prevent carpet beetles in the future?

In order to help prevent the infestation of carpet beetles, it is important to have your carpets vacuumed (at least once a week) and steamed (at least once per year). This will help to prevent larvae from carpet beetles from being able to grow, live, or eat because it removes their food sources from the carpet such as lint, hair, and pet fur. It is also recommended to:

  • Keep storage areas clean
  • Clean out the inside of your trash can
  • Secure doors, windows, and air vents
  • Inspect flowers before bringing them inside
  • Maintain a clean home and yard
  • Treatment

At High Country Pest Control in El Paso and Teller Counties, our team of experienced and highly trained pest control technicians exterminate carpet beetles and other types of pests once and for all with our state-of-the-art extermination services. After getting in contact with us, we come to you and give your property a thorough analysis of your pest infestation problem so that we know exactly what methods need to be taken. Don’t put your home at risk any longer — give us a call today!

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