‘Carpet beetles’ get their name as they’re typically found indoors within carpets – but they can also be found on clothing fabrics and pantries. The adult beetles only feed on things such as plants, flowers and pollen, but they typically lay their eggs in carpets. From here, the hatched larvae will feed on the animal proteins found in the carpets.
Carpet beetles in Australia are part of the ecosystem and pose no problem in their natural environment where their larvae eat animal proteins, feathers, animal skins and hair. The problem is that the list includes some of your possessions like fabrics and wool in carpets! Call Acacia Pest Control to find out the best ways to treat carpet beetles.