What Causes Carpet Beetles In Bettendorf Homes?

a carpet beetle crawling in a kitchen pantry

When there’s talk about harmful insects and creatures, specific specimens come up. Rats, roaches, ants, and mosquitoes are some of them. This is primarily because these critters are spreaders of disease and contamination. The former three bring in germs on their fur and bodies and roam in filth. Mosquitoes go from animals to humans sucking blood, and that’s how they transmit illnesses. Making people sick is a big deal, but that’s not the only way a pest can cause distress. Many species can damage property and belongings. Carpet beetles are one of them.

Carpet beetles are rarely discussed and several Bettendorf residents aren’t worried about them, but they should be. They can ruin precious and beloved items. To avoid falling victim to them, you have to know how they come about, what they look like, and how to prevent them. It would also be helpful to know what Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators can do about these bugs.

The Appearance, Behavior, & Risks of Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are smaller than 1/8 of an inch long when they’ve reached adulthood. Being extremely tiny and round, they’re often misidentified as bed bugs. The major physical difference is that their skin is patterned and they can fly. Color-wise, they can be yellow, orange, black, or white. They’re drawn to light, so they gravitate to windows and lamps. Their larvae have brown or black bodies that stretch out to almost an inch. You might notice their fuzzy, barbed hairs. If your belongings get ruined, the larvae are the culprits. Some of the things they eat holes through include:

  • Rugs

  • Upholstery

  • Linens

  • Clothes

  • Silk

  • Leather

  • Wool

  • Felt

If you have contact with carpet beetles, you may experience skin irritation or develop a rash. It will resemble bed bug bites. If you see these pests or their young, you likely have an infestation. Another strong indication is spotting the skin shells that they shed on surfaces. Their infiltrations start with the fully grown beetles flying inside your property. They get in through open doors and windows. In other cases, they were brought in with an inhabited item. Carpets, fabrics, and furniture are where they lay their eggs. Cyclic breeding will happen in homes and businesses that aren’t routinely cleaned well.

Preventing Carpet Beetle Infestations & Damage

Carpet beetles have an easy time invading and dominating properties. They’re so small, the average person won’t even see them. Moreover, folks don’t usually examine their clothes, furniture, and rugs with a close eye. If these critters are caught at all, they’ve often already ripped into your gear.

Keeping them out will necessitate inspecting your belongings, being diligent about cleaning up, and tending to your landscaping. You’ll also need to be proactive about building maintenance:

  • Your fabrics, clothes, carpets, and upholstery need to be vacuumed and cleaned regularly.

  • Before you bring any second-hand items or greenery indoors, look it over intently.

  • Check your interiors and exteriors. If you find any openings around doors, screens, and windows, have them sealed.

  • Call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators if you have problems with the insects carpet beetles feed on.

Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators Carpet Beetle Extermination

Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators can help you preserve your favorite chair, outfit, and/or rug. We are just the company to do so because we’ve been in business for over 90 years. We’ve had such a long run because we believe in offering the best expert care. Our technicians are QualityPro certified and use the latest technology to eradicate carpet beetles from your Bettendorf home. All of our products are eco-friendly and safe for humans and pets. Save your stuff and call us today for a free inspection!

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