Beetle: Preventing Carpet Beetles From Infesting Your Home

There are many things that can be done to help prevent carpet beetles from invading your house. Unlike preventing other pests there is not as much to do outside of your home. The reason is that carpet beetles are more interested in what is inside your home. The first and foremost thing to do is always keep your house clean. Keeping a clean house may seem easy, but you need to make sure that the house is being thoroughly cleaned as well. Here are some things to do to help prevent carpet beetles from living in your home.

  • Vacuuming is very important, make sure to use the extension to get in the cracks and corners of your floors and walls.
  • After vacuuming make sure to throw out the bag in case any carpet beetles are inside it.
  • Remove lint, hair, dead insects, and other debris from your house as often as you can. Things like lint build-up in your laundry room, and keep your hair brush as clean as possible.
  • Regularly clean rugs, draperies, upholstered furniture, closets, and other locations where carpet beetles may be found thoroughly.
  • Call professional carpet cleaners out to your home.
  • Be extra cautious with furniture, mattresses, and pillows that are stuffed with animal hair or feathers. If necessary discard them as the carpet beetles could be inside and you won’t be able to kill them. Or with something small like a pillow, the item can be frozen in order to kill the carpet beetles.
  • Dry clean or wash clothes in hot water.
  • Do not leave piles of dirty clothes around your house. Keep in a hamper and do wash frequently.
  • Store furs in colder places, even a professional storage facility.
  • If you have any mounted or stuffed game, such as elk, duck, or deer, clean on a regular basis. If the game is small enough, or you have a large freezer, freeze every once in a while for a week to kill any carpet beetles. Remember carpet beetles will feed on bone, also horns or antlers.

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