A Carpet Beetle is 3 meters and belongs to a family of beetles known as the demisted beetles. You should get to know each species and, most importantly, how to do carpet beetle elimination in your home.
Actually, a pest living outside your home could also be a serious household pest too. Generally where there is a suitable location usually in the dark areas to lay eggs and food to eat. They come into your house during the spring and summer seasons. Surely where they can smell food from outside and get in if they see an opened windows or cracked walls. Once they come in they feed in your home, usually, they stay in your furniture in an inconspicuous and undisturbed area. As well as clothing, food, and on organic fibers such as carpets.
How do you know if your house is infested with carpet beetles?
- If you see them around your windows. That means they are trying to go out once they laid their eggs.
- If you see them around the baseboards.
- If you see a bug’s dead or shed skins and fecal spots.
- Created a big hole in your carpet.
Methods for Carpet Beetle Elimination:
- Check them in any undisturbed and dark areas once you see them vacuum them right away.
- Regular cleaning of your carpet or rug. No need to explain in details about that. If you see them, they are dirty especially if you keep dropping food on your carpet. Let them stay overnight there is a potential breeding ground for beetles or bugs. Thorough vacuuming or cleaning once in a while is necessary. This not only will benefit your home from these bugs but also will prolong your carpet.
- Regular cleaning where you store your clothes: drawers, cabinets, closets, etc. If you see them on one of your clothes wash them in hot soapy water. These will not kill the beetles or bugs but also the eggs.
- Regular cleaning of your furniture. Thorough cleaning once in a while.
If you have bird’s or insect’s nests around your home, remove them as they will serve as a hot spot for beetles.
- Use carpet spray treatments products that specifically control the beetles or bugs.
- Use bait: Did you know that you can create a bait for carpet beetles? You can do this by purchasing fly paper and coating it with pet food or hair.
- Cedar: If you would like to get rid of carpet beetles once and for all, then you need to consider using cedar. This way, you won’t have to worry about the bugs for at least three years.
- Hot and cold: If you are the conservative type, then you can get rid of carpet beetles by airing infested clothes and carpet in the sun for a couple of hours. Carpet beetles are scared of the light and will scatter upon being exposed to the sun. If you have foodstuff that can be frozen, then you need to keep them at temperatures not less than 40 degrees.
Hiring A Professional
If for some reasons you cannot do all of the suggestions above and the damage is serious. At the same time, you did all your best but still seeing the beetles and bugs around. Then we suggest you can hire a professional for better carpet beetle elimination results. There are times that you think you can save money by doing it yourself. Where in fact you spend more time and money by repeating the job. Make sure when you contact them, list of the things on what can they do. Plus ask for estimates then compare them with other professional carpet beetle elimination.
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