Most homes have carpet throughout bedrooms and living spaces. Carpet is a comfortable way to live and is great addition to any house. The carpet comes in different types and colors and can last a good amount of time if you take care of it properly. There is one pest that can actually cause damage to carpets and is very hard to see. A carpet beetle feeds on the carpet fibers in your home and can cause a serious amount of damage that would need to be repaired by a professional. The beetle is small and comes in some shade of black or brown. They are small enough that if they are down in the fibers eating away they are not able to be seen by a person.
Bright Steam Carpet Cleaning has prepared some signs that may indicate you have an infestation of carpet beetles and how to get rid of them.
Wood Shavings on Carpet: It may seem like you see a small pile of wood like shavings on the carpet but it is not. The wood pieces are actually part of the casing that the larvae emerges from. The larvae are laid by the adult beetle and are usually under a piece of furniture or a darker space. They want a safe spot that the eggs can have time to develop and hatch. After the larvae hatch they will begin to eat away at the fibers of the carpet.
Bald Patches in Carpet Fibers: If you start to notice areas that seem to be thinning out, you might have carpet beetles. The beetles eat away so much of the fibers that the area can start to look thinned out and even look bald. The beetle uses this as part of the diet and they need some type of moisture. If you live somewhere that has a good amount of humidity this is enough for them to stay hydrated and well fed. If you don’t see any other reason that a spot should be balding then you could be a victim of carpet beetles.
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The best way to treat an infestation of carpet beetles is to have your carpet cleaned professionally. The cleaner that is used and the professional grade suction is enough to get the larvae, eggs and beetles removed from your carpets. The best way to be sure that the beetles don’t have time to cause damage is to have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis. Contact Bright Steam Carpet Cleaning to schedule your next appointment.