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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.   Carpet moths can do 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:

  • Webbing in textiles
  • Bare spots in your carpets
  • Sand like particles 
  • Larvae - creamy-white caterpillars with a dark head
  • The moth 
Check areas:

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
  • Airducts
  • Under baseboards
  • In and under upholstered furniture
  • Woollens
  • Textile products with animal fibres
  • Clothing garments

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!

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