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Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are small round beetles with a mottled brownish coloured shell approximately 3mm to 5mm long. The larvae (woolly bears) are small hairy grubs also mottled brown 3mm to 5mm long.

Damage is often similar to clothes moth, however the pupae are very different.

They tend to cause damage to carpets in dark corners or under furniture where carpets are not vaccumed or disturbed. They will also damage clothing. They often eat fine material like silk or fine woollen clothing which is more palatable.

Infested material must be located and treated. The whole property will also need to be treated in order to control the infestation.

wooly bear, carpet beetle

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