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The Carpet Beetle is 2 to 4mm long, like a small, mottled brown, grey and cream ladybird.

The larvae are small (about 4mm long), covered in brown hairs and tend to roll up when disturbed.  As they grow, they moult – and the old cast-off skins may be the first sign of infestation.

Adults are often seen in April and June seeking egg-laying sites and the grubs are most active in October before they hibernate.

The adult Carpet Beetle feeds only on pollen and nectar of garden flowers but lays its eggs in old bird nests in buildings.

It is the larvae from these eggs that do the damage. They feed on feathers, fur, hair, or wool and tend to wander along the pipes from roofs into airing cupboards – which house the clothes and blankets which constitute the food.

The life cycle takes about a year, and the grubs can survive starvation in hard times for several months.

Carpet beetle damage consists of fairly well-defined round holes along the seams of fabric where the grubs bite through the thread.

Check the loft and eaves for old birds nests or dead birds and remove them.
Vacuum clean all fluff and debris from airing cupboards, shelves, floorboards, carpets and upholstery.
Lift carpets and underlay and clean floor and carpet thoroughly.
An insecticide is needed to deal with woolly bears and affected items should be sprayed or dusted with a product labelled for carpet beetle control.
Treat between floorboards, under carpets and under felts and into crevices where fluff may collect and attract the insects. Consider using a professional company as these pests can cause significant damage.

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May 2019

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