Carpet Case Moth/Carpet Beetle
Preventing damage in your carpets
Pest Control for Carpet Case Moth/Carpet Beetle
Carpet Case beetles can commonly infest homes, especially in places where animal fabric such as wool carpets is used or where fur is stored. It rarely attacks synthetic materials such as polyester, acrylic and rayon. Clothes moths are capable of doing a lot of damage to clothes, carpets and any other soft furnishings and need to be removed from your home immediately.
FACT: It is not the adult moths that cause the most damage, but their larvae
There are two types of clothes moth species found in Australia: the case bearing clothes moths and the common clothes moth. The case bearing clothes moths are identified by the larvae, having a protective silk case which they live in while they are feeding.
Identifying Carpet Beetle
These following signs are indications that your home has been infested by carpet case moth:
Signs of carpet case moth/carpet beetle
Bare spots in your carpets
Webbing in textiles
Sand like particles
Larvae - creamy-white caterpillars with a dark head
When you are looking for signs of carpet beetle, consider looking at places where the carpet seems uneven. Carpet beetles prefer to hide in dark, undisturbed and protected areas.
Check areas such as;
Along skirting boards
In and under upholstered furniture
Textile products with animal fibres
Eliminating carpet case moth/carpet beetle from your home
Clean or vacuum hard to reach areas including any upholstered furniture or other fabric-covered areas that cannot be machine washed. Vacuuming should be done at least once a day for at least a week while you have a carpet case problem. Wash clothing, linen, towels that have been in infested areas in hot soapy water. Store off-season clothing in plastic clothing bags or containers. Have the heavily infested areas requires the services of a professional pest control company.
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