In the past years, beetles have become a great problem for domestic homes and museum collections. They are known destroyers of upholstered furniture, wool carpets and all kinds of garments causing serious damage and headache.
To deal with a beetle issue, contact 24/7 Pest Control as we provide advanced carpet beetle treatments in London and surrounding areas. We are familiar with the various types of beetles in the UK, know all about their habits and have the means and tools to eradicate them quickly before they bring more destruction to your property.
In order to enrich our services further, we provide additional benefits to our London customers.
#1. 24/7 Pest Control works with professional exterminators in London to execute the carpet beetle pest control procedure. We send you a technician who will fully inspect your property to define the type of beetle and the level of infestation. All of this is required in order to pick the most suitable product for a complete beetle eradication.
#2. Once the beetle species is defined and all affected zones marked for treatment, your carpet beetle exterminator will proceed with the treatment itself - he will apply a powerful insecticide with a lasting residual effect. The product has an immediate effect on the carpet beetle population in all life stages and it will need to settle for two hours before you return to your property.
#3. Now that your home is no longer infested, your exterminator will share some tips on how to protect it from future problems and keep all your textile safe. If you have booked our insured carpet beetle treatment, you get two additional visits from us for the next 3 months. This type of service ensures a total eradication of the beetle population because no insects manage to survive and multiply.
Because of the nature of our carpet beetle treatment, we will require of you to fulfil the following things:
The UK is a home to one of the most damaging species of carpet beetles - the varied carpet beetle. This tiny bug resembles a common ladybird but covered with gold and grey scales and are further identified with the shape and pattern of those scales. The adult specimens can fly and usually manage to reach the windowsills, which is a sure sign of larvae presence. These beetles mate outside but lay their eggs inside the house, in the safety of cracks and crevices.
Once the eggs hatch and the larvae appear, they make their way around the house to cupboards and drawers. They are quite successful at that because of their size - less than 1mm when hatched. The larvae is also called “woolly bears” because of their short, hairy appearance and at this stage they began feeding and damaging carpets, fabrics of various origin, fur and feathers and even cotton materials on their way to the feather-filled cushion.
Carpet beetles, such as other textile boring insects like the clothes moths, usually get introduced into homes through birds’ and wasps nests or insect burrows. Once settled, they can become quite difficult to destroy because of their lengthy life cycle - up to two years. That is why it is recommended to act immediately once you notice any signs of their presence.