Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetle larvae prefer feeding in dark, undisturbed, protected places. You may see evidence of carpet beetles in structural elements of the home such as under baseboards and in air ducts, as well as within the home in locations such as under upholstered furniture, within woolen products, in clothes closets, and among piano felts. Adult beetles are able to fly, and are especially active during the spring and summer months. At night, they are attracted to light, and may enter a home or other structure through an open window or door. Carpet beetles are a small beetle capable of inflicting extensive damage if not promptly controlled. Unlike other fabric pests such as clothes moths, carpet beetle larvae are very adventurous and may crawl from one apartment to another. As such, it is recommended that an infestation be controlled as soon as it is identified.