Carpet Beetle Pest Control
The Black Carpet Beetle, the Common Carpet Beetle, the Varied Carpet Beetle, the Furniture Carpet Beetle and a close cousin, the Fur Beetle have all been introduced to New Zealand and are frequently found devouring the woolens and carpets of New Zealand homes.
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Carpet beetles are small (5-7mm) mottled or striped round beetles. They are good fliers and can be found in the garden. The adult causes no damage. It is the larvae, sometimes known as ‘woolly bears’ that damage woolens, and other fabrics of animal origin.
The carpet beetle species have similar life cycles. Carpet beetles lay their eggs in cracks or crevices of furniture or on floors near a woollen food source. Over summer months, the eggs hatch out into larvae . Eggs hatch in about two weeks, and the larvae feed for varying periods, depending upon the species and environmental conditions. They prefer dark, secluded places. When ready to pupate, the larvae might burrow further into the food or wander and burrow elsewhere. They may also pupate within their last larval skin if no other shelter is available. Although larvae don't make webs as clothes moths do, their shed skins and fecal pellets, which are about the size of a grain of salt, make it obvious where they have been feeding. The damaging stage occurs when the larvae feed on your carpet and begin to grow.
Carpet beetles are more likely to damage a large area on one portion of a garment or carpet. Carpet beetle larvae leave brown, shell like, bristly-looking cast skins when they molt. These skins and a lack of webbing are usually good clues that carpet beetles have been eating your carpet.
Carpet beetle adults don't feed on fabrics but seek out pollen and nectar. They are attracted to sunlight, and you'll often find them feeding on the flowers of crape myrtle, spiraea, buckwheat, and other plants that produce abundant pollen. However, you can accidentally bring these pests inside on items such as cut flowers. With their rounded bodies and short antennae, carpet beetles somewhat resemble lady bug beetles in shape.
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