How Do I Know I Have A Carpet Beetle Infestation?
The Carpet Beetles are mainly a pest on carpets with all or some wool content or clothes. The Carpet Beetle prefers bird’s nest’s, cereals, dead rodents/birds to carpets. It is the larvae of all species that cause the damage (these are grubs) the adults do not feed on wool at all but on pollen & nectar. Often when a piece of standing furniture is moved you may notice damage or when a not often used item of clothing is removed from storage damage is noticed. The other types of beetle damage is either on grain, meal, leather & fur.
Why Should They Be Treated?
Carpet Beetle infestations will cause damage to carpets and if not controlled will increase in number. The same applies to the other types of stored product beetles. Consuming Larvae in contaminated food is not advisable.
Preparation Prior To Treatment
All areas in & around the infested areas should be cleaned, carpets vacuumed & furniture moved. In the case of stored product beetles then the infested food should be removed to an outside bin & the cupboards etc cleaned out & contents removed ready for spraying.
The Carpet beetle can lay eggs in various areas in your house. The technician will inspect all of the rooms in the property and carry a chemical treatment, spraying mainly items containing organic fibers such as carpets , soft furniture and curtains.
- During the 1st visit the technician will locate the source of the infestation (giving it priority in that area when spray) and spray all the carpets, curtains and soft furniture in the house with insecticide in a hand sprayer. Insect monitor traps will be deployed in order to determine the activity between the visits.
- On the 2nd visit, the technician will use different insecticide designed also to remain active for much longer period of time. The monitor traps will be also inspected and replaced if needed.
- Pest control report will be given to the customer after each visit.
*Additional visit might be required if there is a heavy infestation and the technician advise you.
The technician will use special respiratory mask and gloves to protect himself from the insecticides. Keep in mind that no one else must be present in the property during the moment of treatment . There also needs to be “drying” time of 3 hours after the treatment, before the property can be occupied.
What Do I Do Afterwards?
It is important that you do not wash down or vacuum treated areas for at least 14 days or until you stop seeing dead or dying beetles or their larvae. Once this period is over it is important to be very thorough when vacuuming especially the undisturbed areas. This in itself will help prevent re infestation in the future. When cleaning (after the 2 week period), close attention should be given to rugs and carpets, draperies, upholstered furniture, closets (especially those containing woolens and furs), radiators and heaters, corners, cracks, baseboards and other hard-to-reach places. All areas, including carpet areas under standing furniture must be vacuumed on a regular basis. Bedding places of pets should be kept clean.
We guarantee to reduce the infestation to a level that further damage stops for one month after the initial treatment. This is providing the advice on vacuuming & general hygiene is adhered to.
The cost to treat a 1-3 bedroom property will be:
- £164.00 – for treatment with 2 visits
- £70.00 – for every additional visit required.
- £30.00 – for every additional bedroom.
*All prices are subject to VAT , T&C may apply