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 Beetles

There 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.

Call us on
Bradford: 01274 753 170 - Leeds: 01133 229 078 - Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Call us on
Bradford: 01274 753 170
Leeds: 01133 229 078
Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

What Our Clients Say

At Sykes Pest Control, we offer quality pest removal services. You can rely on us to remove rats, bees and more. Check our customer reviews below to see what our customers have to say about us.

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Shadwell Tandoori
Shadwell Tandoori
14:29 22 May 20
Excellent service. Came and sorted my squirrel infestation out promptly. Amazing value compared to other quotes I... received. Highly recommendedread more
George Norris
George Norris
14:29 14 May 20
Rang on the Monday morning and came Tuesday morning. Very knowledgable and could see the problem straight away. Dealt... with our problem straight and even came the following week to follow up. Fast, efficient and very effective. Would highly recommend, thanks again!read more
Ali Kilner
Ali Kilner
12:38 11 May 20
Danny was really quick to respond to my enquiry online and able to attend to our bee problem the next day. On arriving... was quick to get straight on with the job at hand helpfully taking away most of the bees and dealing the last remaining stubborn few who didn’t want to leave. Overall a great professional service and if I had another pest problem I’d not hesitate to call on him again. Thanks Danny.read more
anita pullan
anita pullan
11:40 04 May 20
Sykes Pest Control have done a great job to get rid of the squirrels in our loft.After many nights of not getting much... sleep due to banging noises in our loft,Danny came to rescue. He’s punctual, very professional and gives the right advice on what needs to be done.Not only has he got rid of the squirrels and saved us lots of damage being done to the loft, he has also fixed the hole they were using to get in. His work is great and too of a very high standard. Would definitely recommend him .Thank you so much Danny!read more
Naomi Delashley
Naomi Delashley
17:51 29 Apr 20
Rang up over a week ago as I had rats in my shed and around it danny came out that same day and treated the issue was... so happy with the service and how friendly Danny is... came back to check I wouldn’t come across any dead as I’ve been a frantic mess especially with having kiddies and just generally gone above and beyond! Highly recommend and will use again if I ever need to thank you 🙂read more
Ahmed
Ahmed
20:16 27 Jan 20
Great service by Danny. Very Competitive price and great professionalism throughout.Thank you for your help
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Gotyasize Fighting Fit
22:08 07 Jan 20
This man is brave 👏🏻👍🏽Fast response, great service all round. Danny came to my house, identified rat... problem and put poison down. Came back a week later to block all the entrances and routes for rats. Very professional and well experienced. Strongly recommend using Danny for any pest issues.read more
amir mushtaq
amir mushtaq
16:12 10 Dec 19
Fantastic guy. Found a rat in my house. Danny came round found where the rat got in placed some rat poison. Haven't... seen the rat since. He came back 14 days later to seal entry point for rat. Lovely guy. Knows what he's talking about and has 26 years experience. Would highly recommend.read more
Keith Naylor
Keith Naylor
08:27 02 Oct 19
Fast effective treatment of wasps nest at very reasonable price. Would highly recommend Sykes Pest Control.Don't... struggle like I did for days trying to do the job yourself. Call Danny at Sykes Pest Control for fast expert treatment and quick peace of mind.read more
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