Boric Acid and Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetle

In the event of a severe carpet beetle infestation, there are several effective treatments. Vacuuming before treatment may remove potential carpet beetle food sources. Boric acid and other residuals might be applied to cracks and crevices. It is required by the government to follow product label instructions. Potentially treatable areas include behind baseboards, cracks, crevices and moldings.

Misapplied boric acid solutions may cause damage to property and could prove harmful to humans and pets. While some homeowners are comfortable applying their own boric acid solutions, many people prefer to allow pest control professionals to address a carpet beetle infestation since they are trained in proper application techniques and are equipped to efficiently deal with the pests.

Black Carpet Beetles

Life Cycle of Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetle Eggs

Carpet Beetle Larvae

What Eats Carpet Beetle Larvae?

Carpet Beetle Larvae Around the House

Carpet Beetle Larvae in Furniture

Carpet Beetle Infestation

Carpet Beetle Damage and Problems

Resources

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Carpet Beetle Bites

Boric Acid and Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetle Damage and Problems

Do Carpet Beetles Fly?

Carpet Beetle Larvae in Furniture

Carpet Beetle Larvae Around the House

How to get rid of carpet beetles?

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Carpet beetle larvae found in basement

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I am hoping that you can help me identify a bug that I found in my basement carpet the other day. It was shaped like a seed and red in appearance.

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We’ve been having a problem with tiny, flea-like bugs that are reddish in color and do not fly. What could they be?

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