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Carpet Case Moth

Pest Control for Carpet Case Moth/Carpet Beetle

Preventing damage to your carpets

Carpet case moth

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 beetl

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

Signs of Carpet Case moth
  • Bare spots in your carpets
  • Webbing in textiles
  • Sand like particles 
  • Larvae - creamy-white caterpillars with a dark head

  • The moth 
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Check areas

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;

Carpet Case moth
  • Along skirting boards

  • Airducts

  • Under baseboards

  • In and under upholstered furniture
  • Woollens

  • Textile products with animal fibres
  • Clothing Garments

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.

Pest Control for carpet case moth

For further advice call Phone our office today Ph 3823 2500. Yes, we service all of Brisbane and the surrounding suburbs. Take action today in preventing carpet beetle, you will be glad that you did!

Carpet Beetle
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