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Carpet Beetles

We will make all efforts to keep your home free of carpet beetles.
What are the most common Carpet Beetles found on New Zealand properties?

Carpet beetles are small pests that can cause damage to natural fibers in homes, such as carpets, clothing, and upholstery. In New Zealand, two common types of carpet beetles are the varied carpet beetle and the black carpet beetle.

  • The varied carpet beetle is identified by its round shape and distinctive pattern of black, white, and yellow scales on its back. They are often found near windows, feeding on flower pollen and nectar.
  • The black carpet beetle, as the name suggests, is a small, black beetle that is attracted to light. They feed on a variety of items including woolen fabrics, feathers, and natural fibers.

It’s important to be aware of the presence of carpet beetles in your home, as they can cause significant damage to your belongings. If you suspect an infestation, it may be necessary to seek the assistance of a pest control professional.

What damage can Carpet Beetles cause if left unchecked?

Cockroaches can cause a number of problems for properties.


Carpet beetles can cause serious damage to natural fibers in your home, including carpets, upholstery, clothing, and even preserved taxidermy specimens.


They feed on a variety of organic materials, including wool, silk, feathers, and hair, leaving behind holes and damage that can ruin your possessions.


In addition, they can also cause damage to stored food items by contaminating them with their larvae and cast skins.


To protect your property, it’s important to take preventative measures and address any carpet beetle infestations promptly.


To protect your property from the damaging effects of cockroaches, it’s important to take proactive steps to minimise their presence.

What can I do to keep Carpet Beetles at bay?

To minimise the presence of carpet beetles in your property, consider the following tips:

  • Store natural fibers and other insect attractants in airtight containers or sealed plastic bags
  • Vacuum your carpets and furniture regularly to remove any larvae or eggs.
  • Keep your home clean and free of food debris and crumbs
  • Check for cracks or holes in your home’s exterior and seal any that you find.
  • Reduce humidity levels by using dehumidifiers and proper ventilation in damp areas.
  • Inspect your stored clothing, bedding, and linens regularly for signs of beetles and larvae.
  • If necessary, use insecticide sprays and baits to control infestations.

By following these tips, you can help keep your home free from carpet beetles and protect your possessions

Where can Carpet Beetles be found on my property?

Carpet beetles are pests that can be found both inside and outside properties.


Inside, they are often found in carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture where they feed on the fibers. They can also be found in wardrobes, closets, and other storage areas where they may feed on clothing and other items made of natural fibers.


Outside, carpet beetles are found in gardens, flower beds, and other outdoor areas where they feed on flowers, leaves, and other plants.


To minimize the presence of carpet beetles, it is important to regularly vacuum carpets, rugs, and upholstery, and to store clothing and other items made of natural fibers in airtight containers or in a cool, dry place.

When do you need professional pest control services?

When is the best time to hire a Carpet Beetle pest control service?

Carpet beetles can cause significant damage to your textiles and other household items, so it’s essential to take action as soon as you notice them. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You start seeing a lot of Carpet Beetles – If you see a noticeable increase in the number of carpet beetles in your home, it may be time to call in a professional.
  • You notice holes in your textiles – If you start to see holes in your clothing, rugs, or other textiles, it’s a sure sign that carpet beetles are present.
  • You’re having trouble getting rid of them – If you’ve tried to get rid of carpet beetles yourself but are having no luck, it’s probably time to bring in the pros.

Don’t wait until the problem becomes more significant, call a Carpet Beetle pest control service today and get your home back in order!

Why you can trust us at Fumetech Pest Control with your Carpet Beetle pest control problem.

If you’re experiencing problems with carpet beetles in your home or property, our pest control service can help.


Carpet beetles can cause serious damage to your belongings, including clothes, carpets, and upholstery.


Their larvae feed on natural fibers and can leave behind holes and frayed fabric.


Our team of professionals has the expertise and equipment to effectively eliminate these pests and prevent future infestations.


Don’t let carpet beetles take over your space – hire our pest control service for a safe, effective solution.