Carpet beetles are similar in appearance to a lady bird in terms of size and shape, however there colour varies from a yellowy -brown to black. An adult carpet beetle will usually live outside during the summer feeding on nectar and pollen and is therefore not regarded as a pest. However in the late summer months they can look to move indoors and often enter our homes. They do this in order to lay their eggs. This is when they become a pest as it’s the egg larvae which feed on natural fibres from textile products, such as carpets and curtains.
During the late summer months as the carpet beetle move indoors and begin to lay up to 40 eggs in a single cycle. This is when the carpet beetle becomes a pest as its eggs hatch into larvae and feed on carpet and curtains, rapidly destroying them. As it causes the carpet or curtain to become damaged and often extremely unsightly, resulting in the items needing refurbishing or replacing.
Identifying a carpet beetle infestation
- 3mm in length
- Lady bird shaped
- The pattern on the beetle varies in colour but if often a mixture or brown, black, yellow and white.
- Larvae on average is 4-5mm in length
- Visible damage to carpets or curtains.
Treating a carpet beetle infestation
DALPEST Solutions are fully qualified to RSPH Level 2 and have a simple but extremely effective 4 step process to carpet beetle control.
1. We will perform a FREE SITE SURVEY to identify the pest and the extent of the infestation.
2. Undertake the particular control method our technician feels is best suited to your situation. Whilst always ensuring the safety of your family, your home and pets.
3. Re-treat property if high level of infestation was detected. This eradicates any chance of existing eggs hatching and creating a re-infestation.
4. Ensure infestation is now clear.
DALPEST operate using only RSPH Level 2 trained technicians and act in accordance with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) standards and the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) guidelines at all times. DALPEST prides itself on service, customer relations and rapid response times operating a 24/7 365 days a year service.
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We cover all Peterborough and surrounding areas for Domestic, Commercial and Agricultural Pest Control, we also offer nationwide coverage on request dependent on the nature of the work needed. Areas covered include (but not exclusively): Achurch, Ailsworth, Aldgate, Alwalton, Apethorpe, Armston, Ashton, Aunby, Bainton, Barholme, Barnack, Barnwell All Saints, Barnwell St Andrew, Baston, Blatherwycke, Blatherwycke, Braceborough, Bretton, Bulwick, Caldecote, Careby, Carlby, Casterton, Castor, Chesterton, Coates, Collyweston, Conington, Cotterstock, Crowland, Deeping saint James, Deeping St James, Deeping St. James, Denton, Dogsthorpe, Duddington, Eaglethorpe, Eastfield, Eastgate, Easton-on-the-hill, Eastrea, Eldernell, Elton, Essendine, Etton, Eye, Farcet, Fengate, Folksworth, Fotheringhay, Frognall, Geeston, Glapthorn, Glinton, Great Casterton, Greatford, Gunthorpe, Haddon, Hampton, Hampton Vale, Helpston, Hemington, Holme, Ingthorpe, Ketton, Kings Cliffe, King’s Cliffe, Langtoft, Little Casterton, Longthorpe, Lower Benefield, Luddington, Luddington in the Brook, Lutton, Marholm, Market Deeping, Maxey, Morborne, Nassington, Netherton, Newborough, Newstead, Norman Cross, Northborough, Oundle, Parnwell, Paston, Peakirk, Peterborough, Pickworth, Pilsgate, Pilton, Polebrook, Ravensthorpe, Ryhall, Sibson, Southorpe, Southwick, Stamford, Stanground, Stibbington, Stilton, Stoke Doyle, Suthery, Sutton, Tallington, Tansor, Thorney, Thornhaugh, Thurning, Tickencote, Tinwell, Tixover, Uffington, Ufford, Upper Benefield, Upton, Wadenhoe, Walton, Wansford, Warmington, Water Newton, Werrington, West Deeping, Westwood, Whittlesey, Wigsthorpe, Wilsthorpe, Wittering, Woodnewton, Woodston, Yarwell, Yaxley.
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DALROD are part of the DALROD group which have over 35 years’ experience of nationwide drainage solutions. DALPEST offer a premium level pest control service throughout the Peterborough area. With nationwide coverage on request dependant of works needed. All our DALPEST technicians are RSPH Level 2 qualified, and assessed competent by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) to undertake pest prevention and control at a premium level. We pride ourselves on a quality service, great customer relations and our ability to respond rapidly to any pest infestation as we are available 24/7 365 days a year.
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