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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Carpet beetles

Frequently asked questions about carpet beetles:

Poor hygiene to the carpet will encourage carpet beetles. Carpet beetles originate under standing furniture or areas that aren’t vacuumed.

Carpet beetles are not harmful but can cause damage to carpets and clothes.

Carpet beetles are not usually found to be living in beds unless the mattress content is of wool.

Vacuuming, sufficient hygiene, and an insecticide spray will get rid of carpet beetles.

Carpet beetles will not go away on their own.

Vacuuming, maintaining adequate hygiene in carpets, and an insecticide spray will get rid of carpet beetles.

Vacuuming will minimise a carpet beetle infestation but will not eradicate it. You should also focus on areas that aren’t usually vacuumed, such as under standing furniture.

You should worry about carpet beetles as they can cause damage to carpets and clothes.

An insecticide treatment will kill carpet beetles.

An insecticide spray will kill carpet beetles.

Evidence of damage and/or seeing carpet beetles suggests you may have a carpet beetle infestation.