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How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles
No matter how clean you live, you can’t keep your house free of every single creepy crawler forever. A bug or two is bound to get in. While nearly all homeowners know to battle against ants, bedbugs, and spiders, there are many others you may not think of that you’ll want to keep out of your house too. One of these is Carpet Beetles.
Carpet Beetles are very small, only about 3mm or ⅛ an inch. These small bugs can cause big damage. That is because they’re not just infesting your carpet. They’re eating it, laying eggs in it, and even permanently damaging it. They can find their way into your home in all sorts of ways, through shopping bags, flowers, stuffed animal furs, and already contaminated rugs and furnishings.
Although the name suggests they live within your carpet, they will also feast upon all sorts of fabric, clothing, and furs. Unlike bed bugs or fleas, you won’t see bites on your body as a sign of Carpet Beetles. Finding holes in your carpet, clothes, or any other upholstery in your home is the number one sign of these pests. The damage is actually done by the larvae, not the adult beetles, and these “babies” are not fussy when it comes to getting variety in their diet. If you have bugs in your carpet and suspect it is these Carpet Beetles, your next step is knowing how to get rid of them.
Having Carpet Beetles is generally just bad luck. Yet, if the problem persists and they’re able to thrive and infest your home it’s because they’re able to live happily off a dirty carpet. If your carpet is not regularly cleaned, your carpet provides a delicious banquet for these nasty little guys.
To get rid of Carpet Beetles, you need to clean the infected areas using a nozzle vacuum cleaner, concentrating on removing debris and larvae from cracks and crevices. An application of a residual insecticide should then be made to the same area, be sure to treat cracks and any tiny space they could slip into. This is best done by professionals who know exactly where to focus the most attention.
The name “Carpet Beetle” probably tells you just about everything you need to know about these pests, as well as telling you that you don’t want them in your house. For those in the Kirkland, WA area, the professionals to call are at Green Steam Carpet Cleaners. We’ve been helping homeowners just like you deal with pesky Carpet Beetles for years. Our expertise makes it much easier for us to remove the bugs and give your carpet a deep-down clean than it would be for you to handle it on your own. Your carpet needs to be cleaned, seriously cleaned, and we can do it!
Remember, Green Steam Carpet Cleaners is committed to find and use cleaning products, which are effective and environmentally friendly. We also carefully remove and properly dispose of all contaminants. You don’t need to introduce harsh, toxic chemicals into your home just to rid yourself of Carpet Beetles. We can vacuum them out and leave your home healthier! Give us a call at (206) 819-2722 to discuss your carpet cleaning options and getting rid of your Carpet Beetles.