Ahhhh! I think we have carpet beetles in our master closet. Recently many of my clothes have been getting small holes in them and my husband spotted something in the closet the other day that we thought was a random bug but after Google searching we think it's a carpet beetle!!! I have no idea how this happened - but man I'm now missing the hardwoods we had in our old closet at our last house.
I am planning to wash anything and everything in our closet in hot water and throw away any of the affected pieces of clothing. And then we'll be vacuuming the closet a few times daily until we stop seeing holes in our clothes. Does anyone else have any other recommendations? I'm so grossed out!
pineapple / 12234 posts
What did it look like?!
There's also a "new construction" beetle and we had an infestation in the spring after our house was built! Ew. We have pest control so that got rid of them. But my parents had carpet beetles with their new construction home and had pest control spray. Ugh, I hate bugs haha.
cantaloupe / 6059 posts
@HLK208: http://buckinghampestcontrol.com/Images/page_images/carpet_beetle_larva_adult.jpg The larva looked just like that. So you can see why I basically want to burn our closet down now that we (think) we've figured it out!
I think I will call an area pest control company and have them come out, that's a great suggestion.
nectarine / 2600 posts
I think my friend did, and she was told they were attracted to feathers. So I'd check around any furniture that has feathers in it. She said it was like a horror movie when they pulled their couch out...