Identifying And Eliminating Carpet Beetles From Your Home
Carpet beetles, like many household pests, are prolific egg-layers and can cause significant damage to your carpets, rugs and clothes. It's the larvae that actually cause the most damage, and they are attracted to natural fibres, such as leather, wool, feathers, silk and even human or pet hair. Synthetic materials that are infused with human or animal perspiration or oil are also at risk of damage from carpet beetle larvae. Adult carpet beetles can enter your home through small gaps, such as around the edges of your windows, and they also seem to enjoy eating pollen, so they can be brought into homes in cut-flower bouquets.