Carpet Beetle Control
Pest Control 24-7 specialise in dealing with pest problems quickly and discreetly covering Dorset.
Carpet Beetles are a common pest in the UK. Based in Dorset, Pest Control 24-7 have become one of the leading pest control company in the area.
We have successfully treated hundreds of infestations and now are the preferred pest control company for pest control and eradication.
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Pest Control 24-7 Carpet Beetle Control.
Carpet beetles, as their name implies, sometimes infest carpets. Similar to clothes moths, the pests also feed on many other items composed of wool, fur, felt, silk, feathers, skins, and leather. Such materials contain keratin, a fibrous animal protein which the larvae are able to digest. Cotton and synthetic fabrics such as polyester and rayon are rarely attacked unless blended with wool, or heavily soiled with food stains or body oils. Infestations of carpet beetles can develop undetected, causing harm to vulnerable items.
Carpet beetles are common in dwellings, and their damage is often mistaken for that of clothes moths. The adults are small (1/16 to 1/8-inch), oval-shaped beetles ranging in colour from black- to various ‘mottled’ patterns of white, brown, yellow and orange. Adult carpet beetles feed on flower pollen and do not damage woolens and other fabrics. In springtime, they often appear on windowsills, suggesting an infestation may be present inside the home. Female beetles lay about 50-100 eggs on or near vulnerable materials. While some breeding sites may be obvious (e.g., a wool rug stored in a closet), others can be subtle—for example, accumulations of pet hair associated with baseboards, air vents and ducts.
HOW TO PREVENT CARPET BEETLES?
Clean regularly and thoroughly.
Keep food in well-sealed containers.
Install bug nets over windows and doors.
Inspect plants and flowers before bringing them indoors.
Seal any cracks and gaps around doors and windows.
Pest Control 24-7 can offer different treatment methods depending on the size of infestation. An insecticide ULV fogging machine or smoke generator can be applied within each room whilst a residual insecticide spray may be applied around windows, ceilings, walls and carpets. All treatments carried out adhere to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Heath) Regulations 2002.
After treatment we can use insect monitoring traps this is an essential part of integrated pest management. Insect monitors are used to alert to the presence of any new carpet beetle infestation entering your property. Most infestation begin from adult carpet beetle flying in through open windows in the summer months.
Carpet beetles are not poisonous but they can affect some people’s respiratory tract and cause eye irritation – this can take years to become a problem – so once you spot carpet beetles, simply start treating the issue.