Carpet Beetle

The adult carpet beetle is small (about 1/8 inch long), and has a varied color pattern. The larvae are about inch long, light brown and with long brown hairs extending from the sides and tail end. Irregular holes in carpets, blankets, and clothing is caused by the larval feeding.


Clothing and carpeting that can be damaged by carpet beetles should be cleaned regularly, and wool and leather clothing stored in sealed containers when not in use. Regular cleaning of closets and storage areas will help to reduce infestations. Cedar chests and closets may not be effective in eliminating these beetles.

McWhorter Pest Control

Serving the Greater Bakersfield Area