Identifying Carpet Beetles[ Carpet Beetle Identification | Inspecting For Carpet Beetles | Treating For Carpet Beetles| Preventing Carpet Beetles ]
What Do Carpet Beetles Look Like?
Carpet Beetles, are a lot of times confused with bed bugs, are little pests that can cause a great amount of damage if they are not treated. Carpet Beetles are attracted to natural fibers, so they will cause damage carpets, furniture, as well as clothing. Carpet Beetles will also feed on the felt type padding that is under furniture and lamps.
The Carpet Beetles mouths are made to chew plants and other material, Carpet Beetles won't bite, but the Carpet Beetle larvae might feel a bit like you were bitten because of their long, coarse hairs.
Carpet Beetles come in various types, this includes the varied carpet beetle, black carpet beetle, furniture carpet beetle, and common carpet beetle. Carpet Beetles cause the most destruction when they are in their larvae stage. Treatment for Carpet Beetles will be the same no matter what species you are dealing with.
Carpet Beetle Size, Shape, and Color
Carpet Beetle larvae are around 1/8" to 1/4" long, brownish in color, they move slow, and are covered with little hairs, making look like small caterpillars. The adult Carpet Beetles are small and about 1/16" to 1/8", they are oval shaped and they will vary in colors from black, to varying patterns of white, brown, yellow and orange.
Adult Carpet Beetles will also have six legs and two antennae and wings beneath their shells.. They have bands across their body and long hair-like extensions on either one or both ends of their body.
Carpet Beetle Geographical Range
Carpet Beetles can be found across the entire United States.