Carpet beetles are common insects found everywhere and normally feed on dried remains of dead animals. However, they’re called ‘carpet beetles’ specifically when they’re found in house. When they find a residence in your house, they rely on dead flies, mouse carcass in walls etc. They got the name ‘carpet beetles’ from the fact that carpets are made of wool (the fiber contains animal protein) which is a food factory for these beetles.
Well, they cannot harm your modern synthetic carpets, but if you’ve stuff made of leather, fur, wool or silk clothing etc, you’re at risk and you must get rid of them. Follow simple instructions below to get rid of carpet beetles instantly!
Find out the source
As we say that there is no smoke without fire so it means that if you have beetles in your carpet then there must be a source from where they would be coming. Thoroughly look into your closets, drawers and other storage places for any fecal pellets and the shed skins of the larva. This will help you locate the source of infestation of the beetles.
Considering that there can be larvae, eggs and baby beetles in your carpet so it is advised that you should regularly vacuum the carpet. This will have the beetles as well as their remains sucked up with a rare chance of existence.
Washing with Hot Soapy Water
Since carpet is a heavy household so it is not easy to move and wash it every now and then. However, if you try and wash it with warm infact hot and soapy water, this will be helpful in terms of getting rid of caret beetles. If this is not possible for you then try to take help from a professional carpet washer.
Using Boric Acid
Boric Acid is one of the most useful chemicals particularly for controlling pests. It kills the insects instantly and at the same time it is harmless for humans. Dusting with boric spray on the carpet will not only kill the beetles but will also try to keep them away.
The Carpet Sprays
If you do not want to try any of the above mentioned methods to get rid of carpet beetles then the best thing you should try is the carpet sprays. You can find some effective carpet beetle sprays in the market from various well known brands.