Terminix has been in our home five times and treated five times. We are now finding adult carpet beetles. We only found one prior to the introduction of a professional. We have finally gotten out of our contract with Terminix. I have wrapped a large, expensive chair in a plastic movers bag, and as I suspected, there are adult beetles in the bag. The chair and sofa were very expensive-can they be treated effectively, or is it of the best interest of our home to dispose of them? We have also found an infestation in a new refrigerator that we recently paid off. Do we need to throw that out too? I am just distraught, sir, tell me what I can do, please.
Carpet beetles are a common pest as explained in our carpet beetle article. Though most people think of them living in carpets only, they will many times move to furniture, bedding and most anything which uses natural fibers or fabric. Even synthetic weaves have been found something many species of carpet beetles will eat so in general, once you see or suspect you have them inside the home, it’s best to treat as much of the living area as you can.
The good news is that this pest can be controlled. Carpet beetle infestations can be eliminated with the right products. Treat the chair, along with any carpeting, sofas and other fabric found in the home with some Cyfluthrin and Nylar. Be sure to use a good Pump Sprayer to insure you deliver the finished spray evenly and uniform. Install some Carpet Beetle Traps and treat every month till you don’t see any more activity.