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  • Carpet beetles are pests that feed off of things in your home that have some sort of animal origin.
  • They could be found in anything from your trash can to a goose-down pillow.
  • They originally acquired the name "carpet beetle" due to common infestations in woolen carpets.
  • Carpet beetles will eat wool fabrics, but they will not infest synthetic fabrics that are commonly used in carpets today.
  • Infestations most commonly result from wild carpet beetle populations migrating to cooler areas in the heat of the summer.
  • These cooler areas can be anything from a barn to a home.
  • Infestations can start in areas as small as a pocket of household lint in a corner and move outward to the rest of your home.
  • Carpet beetle infestations are less likely to occur in homes that utilize mostly synthetic fabrics.
  • Synthetic carpets, sheets, and clothes will not easily play host to carpet beetles when properly washed.
  • However, carpet beetles can take still take hold in these environments depending on other factors. For example, collected dog hair in the corner of a room or under a couch can become infested with carpet beetles very quickly.
  • Common places to check for these infestations are under furniture, the bottom of trash cans, and in containers holding certain types of animal feed.


  • Good housekeeping is the best way to keep carpet beetles away or to eliminate a small infestation.
  • Keeping synthetic carpets clean of animal hairs or dust is a good start.
  • Dust is largely dead human skin, which carpet beetles can consume.
  • Keep all foods sealed whenever possible.
  • If the infestation gets severe, you may find that you need to take more extreme measures.
  • There are commercially-available baiting traps that often work very well.
  • The alternative is to work with a local pest control expert CALL BITE BACK PEST CONTROL TODAY! , we can safely and effectively eliminate your carpet beetle problems in your home.