CARPET CASE MOTH
Preventing carpet case moth before it further damages your carpet.
Carpet Case Moth/Carpet Beetle
Carpet Case beetles can commonly infest homes, especially in places where animal fabric such as wool carpets are used or where fur is stored. It rarely attacks synthetic fabrics such as polyester, acrylic and rayon. Clothes moths are capable of doing a lot of damage to clothes, carpets and any other soft furnishings and need to be removed from your home immediately.
FACT: It is not the adult moths that cause the most damage, but their larvae
Identifying carpet beetle
There are two types of clothes moth species found in Australia: the Case Bearing Clothes Moth and the Common Clothes Moth. The case bearing clothes moths are identified by the larvae, having a protective silk case which they live in while feeding.
Signs of carpet case moth/carpet beetle
These following signs are indications that your home has been infested by carpet case moth:
Sand like particles
Webbing in textiles
Bare spots in your carpets
Larvae - creamy-white caterpillars with a dark head
When you are looking for signs of carpet beetle, consider looking at places where the carpet seems uneven. Carpet beetles prefer to hide in dark, undisturbed and protected areas.
Consider checking in places such as:
Along skirting boards
In and under upholstered furniture
Textile products with animal fibres
Eliminating carpet case moth/carpet beetle from your home
For further advice call our office today on tel: 07 3823 2500. Yes, we service all of Brisbane and the surrounding suburbs. Consider taking action today in preventing carpet beetle and you will be glad that you did!