The carpet beetle (Brown,grey and cream ladybird) is one of the most common pest species in Britain, surpassing the clothes moth in the amount of damage it causes.The larvae can be destructive pests of woollen materials, furs, leather and carpets.They can also damage to furniture made of fabrics and materials of animal origin.Occasionally stored food products are attacked.Larval life is greatly dependent upon the quality of the food it is feeding upon.The larvae are small (about 4mm long), covered in brown hairs, and tend to roll up when disturbed.Skin contact with the larvae may cause irritation.Damage done by larvaeAs they grow, they moult – and the old cast-off skins may be the first sign of infestation.The adult Carpet Beetle feeds only on pollen and nectar of garden flowers but lays its eggs in old birds’ nests, felt, fabric or accumulated fluff in buildings.The life cycle takes about a year, and the grubs can survive starvation in hard times for several months.Carpet beetle’s damage is detected by fairly well-defined round holes along the seams of fabric where the grubs bite through the thread.
We treat all rooms with a fogging, residual insecticide and /or gel baits.We will only carry out a partial treatment (one of 3 rooms for example) at customer’s request but not successful and not recommended.
Please vacuume and clean the property thoroughly .Throw vacuum cleaner’s contents in the dustbin and put a new bag in or the hoover should be washed out as manufacturer’s guidelines.All items such as shoes, bags etc. should be taken off the floor especially at floor and wall junctions
Please keep away from treated property at least for 3-4 hours or until completely dry depending upon weather temperature.
Do not sweep, brush, mop, vacuum, or clean the area that has been sprayed for at least 14 days, this is to let the insecticide work through the insects’ life cycle which we are trying to break.If after 14 days there is still activity then a second treatment may be required.All second treatments are charged at 50% of the cost for the first treatment.