Carpet Beetle Extermination Service
What is included in the Kanga Carpet Beetle extermination service?
With this service you will receive a full interior spray (baseboards, carpets, flooring etc.) and a full interior fog.
How long does an average appointment take?
Anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
What makes Kanga’s service better than your competitors?
Kanga provides a more in depth service. We don’t cut corners to save money we use only the best products to really take care of the pest problem.
If you find a better price with a competitor, there is something you should know..
If you find a cheaper price for the exact same service, we will match it and beat it by 5%!
How often should I have a follow up appointment?
It is recommended to do at least 2 monthly follow ups after the first initial.
What are Carpet Beetles?
Carpet Beetles: (Order Coleoptera.) Several species of beetles may damage fabrics. Four species are most commonly encountered: the black carpet beetles, varied carpet beetles, common carpet beetles and furniture carpet beetles. These are considered to be more of a fabric pest then clothes moths. Larvae of these beetles are the only stage that cause damage to fabrics. All of the adults are small and inconspicuous beetles rarely seen by homeowners. Adults may be found indoors or outdoors and frequently on flowers surrounding the house where they feed on pollen. Flowering shrubs are particularly attractive to adult carpet beetles but other flowering plants may be visited. Adult carpet beetles fly readily and actively when indoors. They are attracted to windows and lamps or light fixtures.
Black Carpet Beetle: (Attagenus unicolor) (Brahm) This is a widespread carpet beetle that is found throughout the United States. Mostly found on dead animal carcasses in nature and can cause a considerable amount of damage indoors, especially to furs, stuffed animals and other deposits that have other animal proteins and body oils. This species is less common than the other smaller carpet beetle species. Adults are shiny black with brownish legs and 1/8 to 3/16 in. in length. They are frequently found outdoors in flowers and are most numerous in spring and early summer. They lay eggs either indoors or outdoors, beginning four to eight days after the adult emerges. Each female lays approximately 50 eggs over a period of about three weeks, after which she dies. Indoors these eggs will be deposited on lint in air ducts, along the edges of carpets or floors, underneath baseboards of walls, or in gaps between hardwood floorboards. This “lint” usually contains significant amount of human hair, pet hair and shed skin that provide the essential proteins to develop successfully. They avoid exposed and light areas and can be found most frequently in the lower part of clothes closets, rolled or wrapped in woolen materials and inside furniture. They can live anywhere from 9 months to 3 years depending on their diet and environmental conditions.
Varied Carpet Beetle: (Anthrenus verbasci) (Linnaeus) Adults are much smaller than the black carpet beetle. Their body shape is more rounded when viewed from above, and they have a pattern of white, brown and yellow scales on the upper surface of their wing covers. Eggs are laid in various locations where they hatch in 17 to 18 days. Mature larvae are rarely more than 1/4 in. long. Varied carpet beetles are scavengers. They are quite common in nests of birds and spiders or on dead animals and in insect collections. They feed on a variety of animal products such a woolens, hides, feathers, horns, and bones. They will feed on dead insects such as flies. It takes 10 to 13 days to develop into adults.
Common Carpet Beetle: (Anthrenus scophulariae.) (Linnaeus) Adults of this carpet beetle are small, rounded and gray to blackish in color with a varied pattern of white and orange scales on the back. Adult beetles feed on nectar and pollen in flowers. Each female deposits 30 to 40 small white eggs which hatch in 10 to 20 days. Larvae are quite active, frequently moving about in a rapid pace. Their body is elongated, oval shape and is rarely more then 1/4 in. Long. They are reddish born and covered with numerous black or brown hairs. Larvae of this beetle often attack carpets but also eat furs, feathers and similar materials.
Furniture Carpet Beetle: (Anthrenus flavipes LeConte.) This beetle often attacks upholstered furniture. Adults are small, rounded and blackish with a mottling of yellow and white scales on the back with a heavy coating of yellow scales on the femur of the legs. The color pattern varies considerably. In some, the yellow scales are darker and more numerous, while others the white scales are predominate. Females lay a total of 35 to 100 eggs in one to three batches. In room temperature they can hatch in three weeks. They feed on hair, padding, feathers, and woolen upholstering. They also feed on woolens, carpets, fur, bristles, horns, silk and other like materials. They will also feed on linen and cotton when stained with animal body oils.