Carpet beetles occur naturally outdoors and come into buildings from there. They may enter through improperly sealed or improperly screened doors and windows. There are several species of carpet beetle, including the two-spot carpet beetle (Attagenus billion), the furniture carpet beetle (Anthrenus flaviceps), and the varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
Types Of Carpet Beetle
There are two basic groups of Carpet Beetles: the Black Carpet Beetles and Varied, Common, and Furniture Carpet Beetles.
The adult Black Carpet Beetle is black in color and oblong shaped and the size varies from 1/8" up to 3/16" in length. The other three, though of the same size, will have a variety of different wing color patterns and are more oval in shape.
Control & Prevention Tips
- Vacuum carpets regularly.
- If possible get it dry cleaned twice a month.
- Keep pets away from carpets.
- Consult a pest control company.