Stored Product Pests

Carpet Beetles

carpet beetles treatment

Carpet beetles feed on and breed in a very wide variety of grain-based products, as well as a variety of natural fiber products, including some clothing. Most commonly, the adults are small mottled grey beetles similar in shape to the common ladybug, but only about 1/8 as big; the larvae are like a very small, fuzzy brown-striped caterpillar. Carpet beetles are indigenous to the Northwest, so they may fly in from outside and start an infestation, besides arriving in products in the egg stage. A very thorough inspection, and careful treatment of a variety of areas, is needed to achieve control of carpet beetles once they have become established.