Beetle Control

Signs of a Beetle Infestation

Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles can feed on a variety of different animal-based items, for examples leather, silk, wood and animal hair. Because of this carpet beetles tend to infest things like carpets, fabric based furniture, coats, blankets pillows and clothing. Carpet beetles rarely infest synthetic based fabrics but if the fabric is covered in sweat, oil or food then they can infest these as well. Infestations of carpet beetles can spread very quickly.

Adults tend to feed on plant matter like pollen and nectar when they are outdoors. Larvae will eat seeds and animal foods or other products such as flour or sugar in the kitchen. Adult carpet beetles can live well outside or inside, but the females will lay their eggs where food is abundant so their larvae are able to feed well. Carpet beetle infestations can be brought into your home through windows, doors and small opening or on cut flowers and things that often brought inside and outside the house.

Adults and larvae like undisturbed and darkened areas to feed. For this reason identifying, an infestation can prove to be difficult. If you suspect a beetle infestation then contact us and we can come and investigate for you.

Deathwatch Beetle – Xestobium rufovillosum

The deathwatch beetle sounds more fierce than its name suggests. It gets its name from its distinctive ticking noise, almost implying impending doom. They tend to be a red or brown colour and they will lay their eggs in wood or timber surfaces. In our homes or businesses, it resides in hardwoods and oak timbers. The deathwatch beetle larvae can be harmful to your property as they tunnel into wood where they can lay their eggs and stay for years. Specialist treatment is necessary for this particular pest.

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