Carpet Beetles & Moths
If you have a problem with Carpet Beetles & Moths or any other pest at your property, Sykes Pest Control can resolve it discreetly in our unmarked vehicles.
How to identify Carpet BeetlesThere are several species of Carpet Beetle, the most common being the black Fur Beetle which is around 4.5 – 6mm in length, oblong shaped and has a single white spot on each wing case. The Varied Carpet Beetle is a small round beetle of abut 2-3mm in length. Colouration can be dark brown or black with mottled patches of white or yellow and resembles a small mottled ladybird. The larvae of carpet beetles are fairly distinctive and known as “woolly bears”. They are usually light brown in colour and covered in dense hairs, hence the name, woolly bears. Adult carpet beetles are active during the day, feed on pollen and live outdoors. During spring and early summer they search out a suitable site to lay their eggs. Each female will lay between 20-100 eggs on furs, wool, natural fibres and between cracks and crevices. Within four weeks the eggs hatch and the woolly bears emerge and embark on a continuous feeding binge.
Our Carpet Beetle treatment
Upon making contact with our professional pest control team, an appointment will be made at your convenience to visit your home or business premises.
Our professional pest control technician will examine your property and identify the problem.
On completion of the inspection and an assessment of the situation, the technician will recommend the best cause of action to get treat the carpet beetle infestation.
Our technician will use the best tools and professional use products to treat the problem.
How to identify carpet moths
There are two species of carpet moths found in the UK, the Carpet/Tapestry Moth and the Case Bearing Carpet Moth.
The Carpet/Tapestry Moth – these are very small moths with a wing span of around 14-18mm. Adult moths are seen from April to October and have a very distinctive appearance with a dark grey-brown stripe across the top of the body which stretches half way down their fore wings. The rest of the body and hind wings are a very pale grey-beige. Adult moths lay their eggs in the darkest areas of a carpet. Under furniture, behind curtains and skirting boards are all ideal sites.
The larvae are much more difficult to spot as they are able to change colour depending on what they eat. They are very often the same colour as your carpet as a result of ingesting the dye. The larvae do not only feed on carpet, but will also feed on clothing, fur, animal skin and any textiles or upholstery with natural fibres.
Case Bearing Carpet Moths – these are very small moths, around 5mm in length with a wing span of between 9 – 16mm. Adults have yellowish-brown forewings with three darker dots on each wing. Hind wings are pale grey and fringed with hair. The larvae are opaque white with brown heads. They weave a silken case around itself as it grows which then seals when large enough to allow the larvae to pupate. A pupating larvae looks like a grain of rice and are likely to be found in dark corners or under furniture.
Our Carpet Moth treatment
Upon making contact with our professional pest control team, an appointment will be at your convenience to visit your home or business premises. Our professional pest control technician will examine your property and identify the problem.
On completion of the inspection and an assessment of the situation the technician will recommend the best cause of action to get rid of carpet moths.
Our technician will use the best tools and professional use products to resolve the carpet moth problem safely, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family or business.
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