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Carpet beetles are pests that are found in warehouses, homes, museums and many other locations where suitable food exists.
There are three types of beetles that can cause serious damage to fabrics, carpets, fur and stored food — the varied carpet beetle, the furniture carpet beetle and the black carpet beetle.
The varied carpet beetle is 1/10 inch long from head to toe and black with an irregular pattern of white, brown and dark yellow scales on its wings. Inside properties, the beetles will leave their eggs on or near wool carpets and rugs, woollen goods, animal skins, furs, stuffed animals, leather book bindings, feathers, animal horns, hair, silk, dried plant products and other material that could act as larval food. The adults usually make an appearance during the spring or in the early summer. Mature larval are slightly longer than the adults and are covered with dense tufts of hair.
Furniture carpet beetles are slightly larger and rounder than the varied carpet beetle. Colouration and markings vary, but this beetle generally has a mottled appearance.
Adult black carpet beetles range from 1/8 to 3/16 inches from top to bottom. They are shiny black and dark brown with brownish legs. Their fully grown larvae can be 5/16” long and are shiny, smooth, hard and white.
All three types of beetles have similar life cycles, Adults lay eggs on a food source such as woollen fabric, carpets or furs. It only takes the egg 2 weeks to hatch.
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