Carpet Beetles in Raleigh
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Do you have carpet beetles in your Raleigh home? The carpet beetle is a type of beetle that is known for causing extensive damage to carpets, bedding, clothes, and upholstery. The real damage to your property comes from the larvae, but the adults don’t get off that easily since they are the ones that infiltrate your home and lay their eggs where food for their young is abundant.

Adult carpet beetles will fly into your home through open doors or windows and proceed to lay their eggs on any suitable source of food. A female carpet beetle will lay between 25 to 100 eggs in the spring, and these eggs will hatch within two weeks afterward. The time it takes for carpet beetle larvae to develop into adults depends on the availability of food and the humidity level of their environment. It can sometimes take a year or longer for carpet beetle larvae to develop into an adult.

If you suspect a carpet beetle problem, give us a call today.

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