As you look around your living room, bedroom, or other carpeted areas, you may notice small holes in the fabric. You may even notice similar damage in your fabric-covered furniture, drapes, and clothing. You decide to inspect these items to see what could have caused this damage.
While you look closely at the affected areas, you notice a few small, multicolored beetles scampering around. These carpet beetles, though small, are a big nuisance. Here, we'll discuss carpet beetles so you can better know how to identify them and know how to rid your home of these pests.
What Carpet Beetles Look Like
Carpet beetles have a few distinct colors on their backs. Typically, they have patches of brown, yellow, and white. Additionally, they'll have spots of black in the center. They are round in shape, measuring about a sixteenth of an inch in size. They also have antennae, wings, and six legs.
These insects live in all 50 states, but you'll typically find them in the following areas of a home:
- Wall-to-wall carpeting
- Oriental carpets
Carpet beetles also live under floors, inside air ducts, behind baseboards, and underneath heavy furniture so they can hide more easily.
As previously mentioned, carpet beetles also enjoy eating carpet and fabrics. They also eat items made from the following:
- Natural fibers
Additionally, carpet beetles have been known to consume materials made from bones. If they can't find their preferred food source, they will eat other dead insects, grains, nuts, spices, and other milled food products.
Why You Should Hire a Pest Control Specialist in New Jersey
Over time, carpet beetles can cause a lot of damage to your carpets and other fabric materials. However, a significant amount of damage can occur within just a few weeks. To keep your fabrics in good condition, and to avoid paying for repair or replacement costs, call a pest control specialist to visit your home in New Jersey and eradicate the infestation.
Ready to clear your home of carpet beetles? Contact Ace Walco Termite & Pest Control at 800-831-4223 to schedule pest control services and rid your Hoboken, NJ, or Linden, NJ, home of carpet beetles.