Carpet Beetle

  • Color: The black carpet beetle is solid black, while other species have varied colored patterns (such as the varied carpet beetle shown here).
  • Body Size: About 1/8 inch long.
  • Found: In attics and around the home in carpeting, woolen fabrics, furs, tapestries, and other similar materials.
  • Threats: Varied carpet beetles will feed on upholstery and carpet and can damage clothing and fabrics. To help prevent infestations, store clothing in plastic containers. Always wash or dry clean before storing for long periods of time.


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