One of the most common visitors in our readers’ homes is carpet beetle and their larvae. These brown beetles and their rust-colored, hairy larvae can be quite destructive in a household and people are often eager to remove them. In this post, we will go over how to eradicate carpet beetle and their larvae using natural and non-toxic techniques. We hope our readers refer to this informative post and find it helpful if they ever discover these creatures in their homes.
Carpet beetle and their larvae are often attracted to carpeting, upholstered furniture, clothing, or other items that are made of fur or feathers. At the larval stage, these beetles are the most destructive. They live by consuming dust, pet hair, fabric particles, and other various fibers. Eliminating these food sources is the key to wishing carpet beetles farewell.
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If you are dealing with a carpet beetle infestation, you should begin by thoroughly vacuuming and sweeping all of the floors in your home, both carpeted and other. You should do this at least once a day for two weeks. Next, wash all bedding, blankets, sofa covers, towels, and additional linens around the house. Although it is tedious, you should also do this daily, or at least every other day once you discover the infestation. If you find clothing or furniture that is clearly infested or eaten away, we recommend you simply throw it out.
If the infestation is especially bad, you can also steam clean your carpet. Also, you can consider investing in an organic insect spray that is targeted at carpet beetles and safe for family and pets. There are some known sprays that are 100% organic and will get the job done.
While some people resort to chemical methods, the key to getting rid of carpet beetle larvae is sanitation. That’s right! Put your efforts into vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, and laundering and you will see results.
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We hope that our readers find this post useful and can use it as a reference if they ever discover carpet beetle larvae in their home.