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Carpet Beetles

What are Carpet Beetles?

Carpet Beetles are approx 2-4mm in length, have a rounded body, and usually a irregular pattern of brown, white and black markings. Carpet beetle larvae are known as 'woolly bears' as they have have tufts of hair along their body. Carpet Beetle larvae will feed on natural fibres found in most homes, so items like clothes, carpets and soft furnishings may be in danger if a Carpet Beetle infestation arises. Generally they occur naturally outdoors but may make their way indoors looking for food and warmth. 


Carpet Beetle Infestation and Damage

Infestations can quickly arise and can be very problematic to deal with without the correct products. Not unlike other pests, such as Carpet and Clothes Moths, the main damage occurs during the larval stage, when the larvae feed on organic material and natural fibres including woollen carpets, furniture, clothing and even on the felt of musical instruments.

As the behaviour and feeding habits are very similar to other textile pests it can be sometimes difficult to identify what 
you’re dealing with. However, Carpet Beetles will feed in a single area leaving a large bare patch, whereas Carpet Moths will usually eat smaller areas scattered around the carpet edges and under furniture.

You may also find shed larval cases in dark areas and find the adult beetles near windows. The shed hairs can sometimes cause itchy welts on the skin that resemble a bed bug or flea bite. Carpet Beetle infestations can often be introduced into the home through birds nests in or around your property.



How to carry out a Carpet Beetle Treatment

Successful control of a Carpet Beetle infestation can be achieved with the use of appropriate insecticides. Products such as Pest Expert Formula 'C' Spray and Formula 'P' Carpet Moth & Beetle Powder are essential for complete eradication. These insecticides are highly effective and, if used correctly, can leave residual protection against future infestations. 

Keeping your house clean and tidy removing any unnecessary food sources is also beneficial. Carpet Beetles can be attracted by any organic matter including flowers, pet food and even hair and paint brushes which have natural bristles. Good housekeeping is imperative to prevent infestations re-occurring. Thorough and regular vacuuming of carpets, rugs and other places that could be harbouring eggs and larvae is vital. However, the use of products and insecticides that leave residual protection will give you the best possible protection against another infestation arising.
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Carpet Beetle Killer Kit - Standard (Pest Expert Products)

Carpet Beetle Killer Kit - Standard (Pest Expert Products)

Our Standard Carpet Beetle Killer Kit provides a collection of only the very best carpet beetle control products, perfect for the treatment of one room with carpet beetle activity. Incorporating premium grade, HSE-approved carpet beetle killer products from market leaders Pest Expert, this kit provides everything you need to get rid of carpet beetles. All our Carpet Beetle Killer Kits are supplied with a step-by-step advice sheet to enable you to carry out a professional carpet beetle treatment. For full details of this pack, please click on More Info.
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Carpet Beetle Killer Kit - Intermediate (Pest Expert Products)

Carpet Beetle Killer Kit - Intermediate (Pest Expert Products)

Our Intermediate Carpet Beetle Killer Kit Intermediate is designed for the treatment of carpet beetle infestations affecting 2-3 rooms, or for those wishing to carry out a more intensive carpet beetle treatment to 1-2 rooms. This Kit contains the same high quality carpet beetle control products from Pest Expert as the Standard Kit, but in double the quantities at considerably less than double the cost. (Click on 'More Info' tab for further details).
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Carpet Beetle Killer Kit - Advanced (Pest Expert Products)

Carpet Beetle Killer Kit - Advanced (Pest Expert Products)

Our Advanced Carpet Beetle Killer Kit is a collection of the best carpet beetle control products available. Designed for the treatment of a carpet beetle infestation affecting several rooms, this Kit provides everything you need to get rid of carpet beetles, including 5Ltr of our ready-to-use Pest Expert Formula 'C+' Carpet Beetle Spray which will treat an area of up to 250 sq metres in a single application. All our Carpet Beetle Kits come complete with a detailed step-by-step advice sheet to enable you to carry out a professional carpet beetle treatment easily and effectively. For full details of this pack, please click on More Info. (INCLUDES FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY!)
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Pest Expert Formula 'C' Carpet Beetle Killer Spray 1L

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Pest Expert Formula 'C+' Carpet Beetle Spray 5L

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Pest Expert Formula C+ Advanced is the new and improved formulation of our best-selling carpet beetle killer. Containing three powerful active ingredients, Formula C+ is a fast-acting carpet beetle spray that can be applied to carpets and rugs to kill carpet beetle on contact. Formula C+ also leaves behind an insecticidal residue that is effective for up to 12 weeks, offering long-lasting carpet beetle control. This 5Ltr Formula 'C+' Carpet Moth Spray has the ability to treat up to 250 sq mtrs in a single application! (FROM JUST £32.95 WHEN BUYING MULTIPLES!).
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Formula 'P' Carpet Moth & Beetle Powder 300g

Formula 'P' Carpet Moth & Beetle Powder 300g

Formula 'P' Carpet Moth & Beetle Powder from Pest Expert, has been specifically formulated to deliver a rapid knockdown and provide fast eradication of carpet beetles. Now approved by the UK's HSE for both professional and amateur use, this unique product has the ability to control all life cycle stages, including egg, larvae and adult moth. Large 300g pack size.
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Pest Expert Formula 'P' Fogger

Pest Expert Formula 'P' Fogger

The Pest Expert Formula 'P' Fogger is a fumigation device designed to control carpet beetles and other flying and crawling insects and is an important part of any comprehensive treatment. Safer than smoke bombs, it is ideal for use in rooms affected by a carpet beetle infestation. (FROM JUST £5.65 IF BUYING MULTIPLES!)
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Pest Expert Formula 'P' Carpet Beetle Killing Super Fumer 11g

Pest Expert Formula 'P' Carpet Beetle Killing Super Fumer 11g

The Pest Expert Formula 'P' Super Fumer is a powerful 11g insecticidal smoke bomb containing Permethrin which has a rapid knockdown effect on adult carpet beetles. The Super Fumer will treat an area of up to 25 cubic metres. Please Note: The Super Fumer can also be used in smaller rooms/areas for a more intensive treatment.
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Rentokil Insectrol Carpet Beetle Killer Spray

Rentokil Insectrol Carpet Beetle Killer Spray

Rentokil Insectrol Carpet Beetle Killer Spray is a highly effective carpet beetle killer product which is also capable of controlling a wide range of other crawling insects. This carpet beetle control product has a rapid knockdown effect, but also a long-lasting residual, making it perfect for treating and maintaining carpet beetles. Use as part of a comprehensive treatment of a carpet beetle infestation.
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