Knockout Pest Control Services

Bucks / Berks / Middx /
West London : 01753 882182

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Textile Pests
Pest Control Methods

Varied Carpet BeetleTextile Pests

Knockout Pest Control Services is called to a number of textile pests. The most common of which are :

Varied Carpet Beetle

The varied carpet beetle is a 3 mm-long beetle that can be a serious household pest. The larval form is known as a woolly bear and feeds on natural fibres, damaging carpets, furniture and clothing. Their colour is Black centers, with white, brown and yellow patches in an irregular arrangement - varied Woolly Bearcarpet beetles get their name from the rainbow of color on their back surfaces.

These pests enjoy dining on carpets, woolen fabrics, dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones. It can take 250 days to three years for varied carpet beetles to grow from an egg to an adult. Varied carpet beetles are found in homes in attics, Oriental carpets, tapestries and wood-based wall-to-wall carpeting. The larvae of varied carpet beetles feed on dead insects, but also feed on upholstery and carpet, so they can damage those materials. They can also damage clothing fabric.

Clothes MothCommon Clothes Moth

The common clothes moth is normally 5-7mm long and the adult a golden brown colour. They normally fly into buildings through open windows and doors though sometimes can be imported through tapestries, fabrics, soft furnishings and furniture. 40-50 eggs are laid by the adult female - after which she will die. An adult moth hatches after pupation in two - six weeks. When disturbed they tend to scurry about rather than fly.

Contact us and we can do a free survey for correct pest identification.

Knockout Pest Control : 33 Pennington Road, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9PH
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