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What You Need To Know To Keep Carpet Beetles Out Of Your Frisco Home

How often do you hear something that blows your mind? Probably not often enough. Well, prepared to have your mind blown! Carpet beetles don't eat carpet. Not even a little bit. If carpet beetles get into your home, they're not going to damage your carpets at all. Carpet beetles eat pollen and nectar. They never eat carpets. Did you hear the tiny little explosion go off inside your head? Okay. Maybe that wasn't as mind blowing as we built it up to be, but it is interesting to consider. Carpet beetles aren't a threat to your property. They're just a warning sign that your property is being damaged. When carpet beetles lay their eggs in your home, their offspring are the critters that present the threat. They're the ones that eat your carpets—assuming your carpets are made from natural fibers. So, as we discuss carpet beetles, and the threat they pose to your belongings, keep in mind that we're not talking about the adult beetle form of the carpet beetle. We're referring to their grub-like larvae. Here's what you need to know most about them.

Carpet Beetles In Texas

We have three carpet beetle species you can expect to find in your home. The common carpet beetle, the varied carpet beetle, and the furniture carpet beetle. Two of these look very similar to one another. You might have trouble telling a varied carpet beetle from a furniture carpet beetle because they both have a mottled mix of brown, black, and white coloration. Common carpet beetles have a fiery orange coloration down the center, and are quite distinctive from the other two. But, being a mere 1/16 of an inch in length, you may have difficulty clearly seeing the difference in coloration between these insects. They're not much bigger than a speck. Would you like to know another mind-blowing fact? The larvae of carpet beetles are larger than the adult beetles. Larvae can be ⅛ to as much as ¼ of an inch long!

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Carpet Beetles Are A Triple Threat

If it isn't bad enough that carpet beetle larvae damage your stuff and get into your food, they're also known to leave bumpy rashes on the skin. These rashes look so much like bug bites that some residents swear these insects are biting them. But, as we said above, carpet beetles eat pollen and nectar. They don't eat people. What happens is the bellies of carpet beetle grubs come in contact with the skin and cause an allergic reaction. This makes bumps rise, and a rash to form. If carpet beetles are eating your sheets or your bedding, you may start to develop a rash. While not as bad as being bitten by bugs while you sleep, it's no fun to get an itchy rash.

How To Get Rid Of Carpet Beetles

If you have these insects in your home, and you want to protect your belongings from damage, the best solution is to contact Adams Exterminating Company. We use strategies that are proven to locate and eliminate these insects and their destructive offspring. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance.

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

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  • Do you offer pest control to businesses?
    Yes, we offer both residential and commercial pest control. We will work with the needs of your business to ensure that pests are not a problem. Furthermore, we understand the State of Texas’s Health and Safety Codes when it comes to pesticide use and pest control.
  • How long do I have to stay out of my home or property after treatment is performed?
    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.
  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

  • Do you offer plans or bundles?
    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.

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