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Most common in northern states. The carpet beetle infests carpets and feeds on the fabric. It also eats animal products that are left undisturbed such as wood, leather, furs, etc. Although carpet beetles rarely attack synthetic fabrics, they may feed on these items when soiled by perspiration, oil or food.
Carpet beetles in the bay area can live both outside and indoors, especially when fueled by a food source such as upholstered furniture, wool, pillows, etc. They will make their way into your home through doors, windows or other openings, but may accidentally arrive by hitching a ride on flowers or plants.
The carpet beetle prefers a habitat that is dark and untouched. Which as a result can make infestations spread quickly. Day & Nite Pest Control has an excellent extermination program for carpet beetles. If you reside in the bay area and found one of these buggers in your home, Contact us today!
The carpet beetle is small and oval in shape. They’re grayish black in color with a varied pattern of white and orange scales on the back. An orange-red band of scales runs down the middle of the back.