Black carpet beetles are a frustrating pest in Coachella Valley homes. They can lay eggs in carpets, wool, and fur, and enjoy dark and secluded places like dry dog food, improperly-stored grains, attics, and air ducts. Carpet beetles eat through carpets and fabric. Carpet beetles pose a health risk too, as they can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
How do you identify a black carpet beetle? Look for a beetle that’s 1/16 – 3/16 inches long and oval shaped, and dark brown to black in color.
Black carpet beetles often enter the home through plants and flowers. You might be able to tell if you have a black carpet infestation if you see beetles on windowsills, irregularly-shaped holes in a large area of carpets, fabric, and upholstery, and discarded skins, left behind while molting.
To help prevent black carpet beetles, inspect flowers and plants around your home and before you bring any plant life indoors. Ensure carpets, rugs, curtains, and upholstery are cleaned regularly, as well as closets and storage areas.
In the Coachella Valley, black carpet beetles are most active in the spring and summer. If you think you have a black carpet beetle infestation, give Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control a call. We can determine which variety of carpet beetle is causing problems, and advise you on the best course of action.
We offer effective pest control to Coachella Valley homes, HOAs, offices, commercial buildings, sports facilities, restaurants, realtors, hospitals and healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, churches and places of worship, and government facilities. Our affordable pest control services are tailored to your specific situation. Contact Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control today for outstanding pest control, termite control, rodent and animal control, and plant care in the Coachella Valley.