Carpet Beetles

You may have seen Carpet Beetles and not realised that they are a destructive pest. Throughout Australia, the different pest species of Carpet Beetle are the Variegated Carpet Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle, and the Australian Carpet Beetle. They are widespread and damaging and small enough to go unnoticed. Most Homeowners don’t know they have an infestation until they find damage to home furnishings, clothing or other household items.

So if you are concerned that you may have a Carpet Beetle infestation give us a call at Peter & Paul’s Pest Control. We have service vehicles in Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba, Innisfail, Mossman and Port Douglas.


Why is my favourite rug or expensive carpet falling apart?

Carpet Beetle Larvae are amongst a few pests that prefer to eat materials of animal origin. Carpet Beetle Larvae feed on wool, fur, hair, silk, clothes, fabrics, carpets, rugs, underfelts, felts, fibre type insulating material. They also feed on seeds, grains, cereals, dried insect specimens, animal carcases, bee and wasp nests, and dried meats.

How do I know if I have Carpet Beetles in my home?

Some of the indicators of carpet beetles are the sighting of damaged materials, sand like larval droppings, bristly cast skins, live larvae, and adult carpet beetles. 

What can I do to prevent Carpet Beetles from moving into in my home?

As with most pests reducing resources such as food, shelter and water goes a long way to making it uncomfortable for this pest species. As the larvae feed on substances that contain keratin ensure there are no old or existing bird nests in roof spaces. As adults are mostly pollen and nectar feeders they can catch a ride on cut flowers. Therefore, it is important to Inspect flowers for carpet beetles before bringing them into your home. As well as regular cleaning and vacuuming will remove food sources from your home. For a really thorough clean of carpets and fabric upholstered furniture why not give Peter & Paul's Carpet Cleaning division a call.

How do I get rid of Carpet Beetles?

It is important to call a professional pest manager to control this pest species as treatment depends on finding harborage areas and treating with a suitable insecticide. Peter & Paul’s Pest Control Technicians have the expertise to control and treat this pest. 

What is the Treatment Preparation for Carpet Beetles?

Give your carpets a thorough vacuuming paying particular attention to carpet edges adjacent to skirting boards, vacuum under furniture and also pet bedding.  


Our Peter & Paul’s Pest Control Technician will do a thorough inspection before a treatment is performed. 

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