Areas where found:
The varied carpet beetle is one of the major pests of textiles, their success being attributed to central heating, which ensures a fairly stable temperature, combined with wall-
Warm, dry and dark conditions are ideal for their development, adult carpet beetles live outdoors on pollen and nectar, (which is why birds and animals bring the eggs indoors or back to their nests). They can also be found wandering on walls and windows.
Carpet beetles thrive in situations where they remain undisturbed, for example beneath carpets, around skirting boards and in wardrobes. Bird and rodent nests, animal remains and dead insects are frequently reservoirs of infestations.
Larval forms can cause considerable damage to keratin-
Varied Carpet Beetle
Mating occurs immediately after emergence, the females produce 20-
We advise customers to look around gutter levels for bird activity prior to our visit, due to the birds picking up the beetle eggs from flowers when they land to feed.
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