Carpet Beetle | Technokill Pest Solutions

The Carpet Beetles (Brown, grey, and cream ladybird) is one of the most common pest species in Britain, surpassing the clothes moth in the amount of damage it causes. The larvae can be destructive pests of woolen materials, furs, leather, and Carpet Beetles. They can also damage furniture made of fabrics and materials of animal origin. Occasionally stored food products are attacked. Larval life is greatly dependent upon the quality of the food it is feeding upon. The larvae are small (about 4mm long), covered in brown hairs, and tend to roll up when disturbed. Skin contact with the larvae may cause irritation. Damage done by larvae as they grow, they molt – and the old cast-off skins may be the first sign of infestation. The adult Carpet Beetle feeds only on pollen and nectar of garden flowers but lays its eggs in old birds’ nests, felt, fabric, or accumulated fluff in buildings. The life cycle takes about a year, and the grubs can survive starvation in hard times for several months. Carpet beetle’s damage is detected by fairly well-defined round holes along the seams of the fabric where the grubs bite through the thread. 

How We Can Help?

We treat all rooms with fogging, residual insecticide, and /or gel baits. We will only carry out a partial treatment (one of 3 rooms for example) at the customer’s request but not successful and not recommended.

Before Our Visit:

Please vacuum and clean the property thoroughly. Throw vacuum cleaner’s contents in the dustbin and put a new bag in or the hoover should be washed out as per manufacturer’s guidelines. All items such as shoes, bags, etc. should be taken off the floor especially at floor and wall junctions

During Our Visit:

Please keep away from the treated property at least for 3-4 hours or until completely dry depending upon weather temperature.

After Our Visit:

Do not sweep, brush, mop, vacuum, or clean the area that has been sprayed for at least 14 days, this is to let the insecticide work through the insects’ life cycle which we are trying to break. If after 14 days there is still activity then a second treatment may be required. All second treatments are charged at 50% of the cost for the first treatment.

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