Got a carpet beetle infestation in Seattle? You’d be surprised; they’re pretty common in Seattle. It’s time to get rid of carpet beetles for good. Talk to us, your local pest control exterminators for more tips and tricks about carpet beetles.
Parker Eco Pest Control: Carpet Beetle Infestation in Seattle.
Larvae (immature) carpet beetles thrive on natural material materials, including pet fur, clothing, and wood. There are many species of carpet beetles across Seattle, but it seems like the most common one is the furniture carpet beetle. Although the biology of these little critters is fascinating, they can ingest and dissolve keratin-based material, which includes animal skin and hair. But, it doesn’t stop there! The larvae of some carpet beetles can consume other cloth fibers like silk, cotton, and rayon.
So, how do carpet beetles and their pesky larvae damage your home? They tend to eat through fibers, and this can often appear as holes through linens, sheets, rugs, and more.
Dealing with a Carpet Beetle Infestation in Seattle
Carpet beetles can be tricky to deal with as they can thrive in the most obscure of areas. Not only that, it can be pretty tricky identifying what the primary food sources are for these pesky critters. So, when it comes to getting rid of carpet beetles from your Seattle home, we recommend reaching out to a professional pest control service provider.
Here at Parker Eco Pest Control, we make dealing with a carpet beetle infestation straightforward. During the initial visit, our pest control technician will inspect your property identifying the degree of the infestation, the species involved, and, if possible, the source of the infestation.
Due to the nature of the infestation, some pest control technicians may opt to use mild insecticides like boric acid to eliminate and control the infestation. Insect foggers can be used in addition to other tactics to reduce adult beetle infestation.
If your Seattle home has a carpet beetle infestation, then talk to us today to learn more about eliminating, controlling, and preventing carpet beetle infestations in Seattle.
Organic Pest Control: Getting Rid of Carpet Beetles Naturally.
We have a few options available if you’re looking at organic pest control methods for dealing with carpet beetles. For mild infestations, Seattle homeowners can use natural pest control tactics that can deter carpet beetles and their larvae.
Powerful & potent DIY bug repellent spray: using a combination of peppermint, clove oil, and citronella—diluted in water. You can create your beetle repellent spray, reducing the infestation.
Spring cleaning, mothballs, and more...during the springtime we recommend washing your linens and storing clothing with hot water and detergent as this will kill any larvae or eggs. Mothballs and cedarwood placed in close proximity to stored clothes can prevent larvae infestation.
Preventing Future Carpet Beetle Infestations
If you’ve dealt with a carpet beetle infestation in a Seattle home, then it’s time to start thinking about taking preventive measures.
Sometimes the best way to deal with a pest is to prevent them in the first place. For example, carpet beetle infestations seem to occur around spring! So, the best way to prevent them from getting into your home is by applying insecticides around the perimeter of your home.
During spring, we recommended washing linens, pillows, and in fact, any clothing with a solution of hot water and washing detergent—a sure way to eliminate any carpet beetle larvae. Finally, we recommend placing a strip of cedarwood or mothball in an area where you would store away sheets and linens.
Reach out to us today to learn more about preventing carpet beetle infestations.