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Pest status and management
Carpet beetle larvae feed on dry materials of animal origin such as:
- dried meat
Variegated and black carpet beetles are the most widespread and damaging species, although the others can be locally destructive. Carpet beetle may frequently damage:
- wall hangings
- wool insulation
- insect collections.
If an infested article is transportable, remove and disinfest by heat or cold treatment. Leave it in the sun wrapped in black plastic, or deep-freeze it for two weeks. Adult carpet beetles lay eggs near food sources and larvae feed, often for more than six months, on the surface or inside the material. The result of carpet beetle infestations can be evident through the damage caused to carpets, underlay felt, rugs, clothing, wool, wall hangings, pet bedding, pipe insulation and even the presence of dead insects. Adult beetles emerge during spring and summer and can sometimes be found around windows from where they have tried to fly outside. Prevention is key- Vacuum carpets, rugs, soft furnishings and upholstery frequently and thoroughly. Pay particular attention to low-traffic areas of carpets such as edges and under furniture. Washing and steam-cleaning where appropriate, is effective. When susceptible clothes will be unused for an extended period (for example, woollens over summer) clean them well and store in sealed plastic bags.