Carpet Beetles

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Carpet beetles feed on flower pollen and often enter houses with fresh flowers. It is their larvae that do the damage. They feed on animal fibres such as wool (clothes and carpets), silk, fur and feathers. Carpet beetle larvae are most at home in dark, undisturbed areas, where they will feed for up to nine months.

The Varied carpet Beetle is small (1/8 inch or 3 mm) and are brightly colored with yellow-green markings. Read more

The Black Carpet Beetle is similar in size to the varied carpet beetle but are solid black and have the last antenna segment elongated. Read more