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Carpet Beetle Control
Herefordshire & Worcestershire

PGM & SON Pest Control Services | Hereford | Worcester

Wondering how to get rid of carpet beetles? PGM & SON provide professional treatment and removal of carpet beetle infestations. Get a professional carpet beetle treatment to protect your furniture and fabrics. Contact us for emergency carpet beetle control in your area.

PGM & SON | Carpet Beetle Control

The Varied Carpet Beetle

Causes of infestation may be something as simple as a dead rodent between the walls of your home / building. Mummified corpses of rats and mice attract fur and leather beetles. Always remove dead birds and rodents when found (e.g. in chimneys, under floorboards and in loft spaces). Dry pet food can also attract carpet beetle and lint, hair and other detritus provide both food and shelter and are the perfect breeding ground.

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Are your clothes being eaten? Got holes in your carpets? Seeing transparent skins and powdery dust like droppings on your carpets? 

Our Carpet Beetle Infestation Removal Process


Inspection: Our award winning team will first conduct a thorough inspection of the affected area to determine the extent of the varied carpet beetle infestation. 


Assessment: Based on the inspection, we will assess the level of infestation and the potential risks involved.


Planning: We develop a customised plan of action for the safe extermination of the carpet beetle, taking into account the specific characteristics of your property and any potential hazards.


Protection: Before beginning the removal process, we will take steps to protect ourselves and your property, including wearing protective clothing and setting up barriers if located in a public location.


Removal: The affected surfaces are treated with strong professional insecticide that has long lasting residual properties.


Cleanup: After treatment, we will clean up the area and dispose of any debris in a safe and responsible manner.


Prevention: Finally, we will provide you with tips and advice on how to prevent future problems with carpet beetles.

By following this comprehensive process, we can ensure that the removal of carpet beetles is carried out safely, effectively, and with minimal disruption to your property.

We are proud to be an award-winning pest control company. Our commitment to quality and excellence has earned us recognition from industry experts and satisfied customers alike. We believe that our dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest industry updates and trends sets us apart from our competitors and ensures that we provide the best possible service to our customers.

Carpet Beetle
(anthrenus verbasci)



The carpet beetle is common to Great Britain.

  • Found in birds’ nests, domestic premises and commercial premises such as museums

  • Damage is down by the larvae

  • Larvae feed on fabrics, curtains, carpets, clothes, furs and stuffed animals

  • Adults are harmless



  • The life cycle is egg – larvae – pupa – adult

  • Females can lay up to 100 eggs

  • They hatch in 10 days to 1 month

  • The larvae are up to 5mm and have a banded appearance

  • Commonly known as ‘woolly bears’ due to being covered in short bristles

  • They have 5 moults and taken several months to develop

  • Pupae develop in 10 days inside the larval skin among larval food

  • Adults are around 2-3mm and can fly

  • They are orange and black in colour

  • They feed on pollen and nectar

Control Measures

  • Check for birds’ nests

  • Vacuum any cracks and crevices

  • Spray residual insecticide on carpets or dust

  • Always treat a small area of carpet, rug or fabric first and check for any damage


If you need help getting rid of your carpet beetle problem call PGM & Son Herefordshire to help.

Carpet Beetle Blog Posts

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The Varied Carpet Beetle 

The Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is a common house and museum pest.

How to get rid of carpet beetles

Most commonly referred to as carpet moth, this pest is actually a carpet beetle and it beats the clothes moth as the title holder of Britain’s main textile pest.

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Pests eating your carpets?

Carpet Beetle larvae beats the clothes moth as the main British textile pest. 

PGM & SON are experts in pest control and property care solutions for homes and businesses across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Our qualified, award winning, local technicians are on call 7 days a week to keep your home and business protected. Let us solve your pest problem, get in touch today!

Telephone 01981 540088 or Mobile 07964 370480 or email us with your questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions
about Carpet Beetles

How do I identify varied carpet beetles?

Varied carpet beetles are small, oval-shaped insects covered in colored scales. The scales can be black, brown, white, yellow, or orange, forming a distinct pattern on their body. They are typically around 2 to 3 millimeters in length as adults.

What do varied carpet beetles eat?

Both adult varied carpet beetles and their larvae can cause damage. Adult beetles primarily feed on nectar and pollen, while the larvae are known to infest and consume natural materials such as wool, silk, feathers, fur, and stored food products.

How can I prevent an varied carpet beetle infestation?

To prevent infestations, it's important to maintain good sanitation practices. Regularly vacuum carpets, clean upholstery, and store susceptible items such as clothing and fabrics in sealed containers. Pay attention to cleanliness in areas where natural materials are present.

Are varied carpet beetles harmful to humans?

Varied carpet beetles do not pose a direct threat to humans. However, their larvae can cause significant damage to carpets, clothing, and other household items made of natural fibers. Additionally, some people may experience skin irritation or allergic reactions if they come into contact with the beetles or their larvae.

How can I get rid of varied carpet beetles if I have an infestation?

If you have a significant infestation, it is recommended to seek professional pest control services. They can assess the extent of the infestation and employ appropriate measures to eliminate the beetles and their larvae effectively. Additionally, you can take preventive measures, such as thorough cleaning, vacuuming, to manage smaller infestations.

The PGM Team

Carpet Beetle Removal Services in Hereford and Worcester

PGM & SON Pest Control take pride in providing the highest standard of pest control throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.


We are a well-established, well-respected company, and our friendly, professional approach to pest control has helped establish our reputation as one of the most trusted companies in the industry.


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