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CARPET BEETLES CAN DAMAGE MORE THAN JUST CARPET

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CARPET BEETLES CAN DAMAGE MORE THAN JUST CARPET

The carpet beetle belongs to the family of beetles known as dermestids and they can be found in warehouses, homes, museums, and other locations in Las Vegas where suitable food exists.

There are three species of carpet beetles that can cause serious damage to fabrics, carpets, furs, stored food, and preserved specimens—the varied carpet beetle, the furniture carpet beetle, and the black carpet beetle.  Some species are known to be associated with decaying carcasses, which helps with criminal investigations. They are also used in taxidermy and by natural history museums to clean animal skeletons.

The adult carpet beetles are attracted to sunlight, and you’ll often find them feeding on the flowers of crape myrtle, spiraea, buckwheat, and other plants that produce abundant pollen.  With their rounded bodies and short antennae, carpet beetles somewhat resemble lady beetles in shape.

Regular and thorough cleaning of rugs, draperies, upholstered furniture, closets, and other locations where carpet beetles congregate is an important preventive and control technique. Frequent, thorough vacuuming is an effective way of removing food sources as well as carpet beetle eggs, larvae, and adults. After vacuuming infested areas, dispose of the bag promptly, because it can contain eggs, larvae, or adult insects.

If you think you already have an infestation call a professional pest control company to take care of your problem – GLOBAL PEST CONTROL in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs. Get a quote now!

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