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Domestic Carpet Beetle control

keep your home safe from carpet beetles

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Fast and effective carpet beetle control for London & the South East

Carpet beetles are common pests affecting homes across London and the South East. Carpet beetle larvae, also known as "woolly bears" will cause damage to woollen carpets or woollen clothes as well as materials containing feathers, hair or leather. Our pest controllers are experts at treating these beetles to eradicate any infestations. 

HOW TO GET RID OF CARPET BEETLES

NEXT STEPS

Our helpful, friendly teams are here to help you at each step of your journey to a pest free home.

1. Dedicated Customer Service

We are always available for advice and offer 24/7 out of hours phone line for urgent requests.

2. Preparation

Prior to treatment, you will be advised to carry out preparation such as washing clothes and vacuuming. Preparation is key.

3. Treatment

One of our experienced RSPH Level 2 trained technicians will carry our treatment in line with our integrated pest management approach.

4. One Month Guarantee

We include a one month guarantee following your last visit to give you peace of mind following our treatment.

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How do I know if I have a carpet beetle problem?

If you think you’ve spotted signs of a carpet beetle infestation, you’re in the right place. This quick guide to carpet beetles will help you determine if it is in fact carpet beetles you are dealing with.

There are a number of tell-tale signs that you have a carpet beetle infestation:

  • Damage: holes in clothes or soft furnishings.
  • Adult sightings: whilst the damage is caused by the larvae, you may see adult carpet beetles.
  • Larvae Sightings: you may find larvae on clothes or soft furnishings. It is at this stage that damage to property happens.

The larvae (known as “woolly bears”) of these small, oval beetles are very common. They are small, about 2 to 4mm long, and look like a small, mottled brown, grey and cream ladybird. 

The larvae are small (about 4mm long), covered in brown hairs, and tend to roll up when disturbed.

Adults are often seen in April, May and June, and the larvae are most active in October before they hibernate.

The adult Carpet Beetle feeds only on pollen but lays its eggs in old birds’ nests, and fabric in buildings. It is the larvae that do the damage. They feed on feathers, fur, hair, or wool. 

At Beaver we practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimises economic, health, and environmental risks.

We follow the following 5 steps:

  • Inspection – In line with the CRRU guidance, ensuring a thorough survey is carried out is essential. This will be a full environmental assessment identifying: pest infestations, access points, sources of food, water & harbourage, proofing options, and any external factors which could result in pest infestations i.e overgrown vegetation.
  • Exclusion – Proofing recommendations will always be given by our technicians when identified. 
  • Restriction – Restricting the sources of food, water and harbourage will make your home less appealing to pests and can be an effective way to prevent re-infestation.
  • Destruction – This is what it says, destroying pests that do manage to find their way into your home. We use commercial-grade insecticides safely and in accordance with the label to ensure full control. 
  • Communicate – Communication is perhaps one of the most important parts of the process as a whole. At every stage of this process, our technicians will be communicating their actions and importantly the reasons for their actions to you. Explaining the importance of exclusion and restriction will in the long term benefit you as you will reduce the risk of repeated infestations. It is very important that the recommendations the technicians provide are followed to support you in having a pest-free home.

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