If you are just looking at your carpet can you tell if you have carpet beetles? You actually cannot. They are not easily seen if you were to just look but there are some small hints that you may have a carpet beetle infestation. A carpet beetle is a small beetle that is usually black or brown. They are known as a carpet beetle because they feed on carpet fibers, but they also feed on clothes and furniture too.
Carpet Care 2000 has a list of signs you have carpet beetles and how to get rid of them.
Bald Spots: This is a serious sign that you have an infestation of these little critters. You may notice in a corner or a darker spot on the carpet that the fibers are starting to look a little thin and maybe even bald. This is because the beetles have been feasting away on the fibers. They are able to digest the fibers as part of their diet. They usually want a part of the carpet that may have some moisture. If you live somewhere that has some humidity you may be having a run in with these critters at some point.
Wood Like Shavings: If you start to notice a small pile of shavings that look a lot like wood pieces you could have a new infestation of carpet beetles. These shaving are actually the casing that the larvae emerges from when they hatch. They will come out of their egg and leave the casing usually on top of the carpet. They are all born around the same time so you usually will see several of them at once. They are most likely to be found under a piece of furniture.
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What can you do? If you have found that you are indeed infested with carpet beetles then you need to act fast. The problem that occurs if you leave them alone is that they will immediately cause damage to your carpet fibers that cannot be reversed. The best method to treat carpet beetles and have them removed from your home is to hire a professional carpet cleaner like Carpet Care 2000 to come out and use their professional grade tools. The suction that is offered on our powerful truck mounted equipment can remove carpet beetles as well as their casings and larvae. If you have caught them too late and there is already damage done to the carpet you may need to have the carpet repaired by having it patched. In addition to quality floor and upholstery cleaning, Carpet Care 2000 also offers expert carpet repairs and restoration services. Contact us today!