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Defeating Carpet Beetles And Reclaiming Your Lawrenceville Home

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Everyone loves to win at something. Some people spend long hours to win the spelling bee, math competition, or chess tournament; others focus on being successful athletes. Whatever the case, we have an inborn desire to succeed, but what happens when you seem to be competing against a formidable opponent? What do you do when you don't understand their strategies? 

If you have carpet beetles in your house, you may feel like you are fighting a losing battle because these are not your run-of-the-mill pests. Although you may feel overwhelmed, you need not despair because ProCare Pest Services provides carpet beetle control in Lawrenceville. 

We are a local, family-owned company specializing in same-day and emergency pest control services. As an environmentally-conscious company, we use eco-friendly pest control products to supplement traditional products. When you partner with us, you will discover why Angie's List, NextDoor, and Home Advisor rate us as one of the best pest control companies in the Atlanta area. 

Now that you know about us, the following information will help you defeat carpet beetles inside your home. 

Identifying Carpet Beetles

Adult carpet beetles are not the problem because they generally reside outside the house; instead, carpet beetle larvae cause issues for Lawrenceville homeowners. Also known as woolly bears, carpet beetle larvae have elongated, worm-like brown, yellow, or black 1/16-inch bodies with fine hairs covering them.

Carpet beetle larvae infest a house when adult carpet beetles fly in through holes in window or door screens, particularly those near light sources. Larvae emerge from adult carpet beetle eggs and migrate to dark, undisturbed areas where they feed on natural fibers. Fortunately, our technicians at ProCare Pest Services know how to defeat carpet beetles in your Lawrenceville home. 

Signs of Carpet Beetle Infestation

Carpet beetle larvae hide underneath furniture, along baseboards, in corners and closets, and around pet bedding; they also live in attics and basements. Although the larvae are small and difficult to detect, you can determine if they are inside your house by looking for the following: 

  • Tiny, irregular holes in animal-based fabrics
  • Discarded translucent brown or yellow larval skins
  • Pepper-like fecal pellets
  • Hair loss on rugs, throws, or stuffed animals

Search for these carpet beetle infestations in carpets, rugs, leather, silk, wool, furs, feathers, pet bedding, and pet food storage areas; look not only for holes but also thread-bare spots. Investigate along baseboards for discarded larval skins resembling tiny sunflower seeds. Fecal droppings in these locations are additional confirmation of carpet beetle larvae in your Lawrenceville home. 

If searching for carpet beetle larvae is not something you want to do, don't worry because ProCare Pest Services trained technicians know where to look. 

Targeted Carpet Beetle Removal Strategies

Removing carpet beetle larvae in your home begins with an inspection by a trained ProCare Pest Services technician. We will search for entry points, attractions, and hot spots. We will create a custom strategy to treat your home using the data we collect from our observations and discussions with you. In addition to traditional treatment options, we offer eco-friendly solutions. Our recurring service plans ensure you never have another carpet beetle infestation. 

ProCare Pest Services will stop carpet beetle larvae from further harming clothing, curtains, drapes, and other precious items. 

Maintaining A Carpet Beetle-Free Home

Once we eradicate carpet beetles from your Lawrenceville house, implement the following to ensure an infestation never occurs in the future: 

  • Store clothing in plastic containers.
  • Dry clean clothing thoroughly before long-term storage.
  • Vacuum rugs, upholstered furniture, drapes, and closets regularly.
  • Wash and dry pet bedding frequently.
  • Inspect used upholstered furniture, fabrics, and rugs before bringing them into the house. 

ProCare Pest Services is the carpet beetle exterminator near you. Contact us today to learn more and to request your free quote.