Though they’re called bed bugs, they don’t really restrict themselves to beds. Bed bugs hide in carpets too. Carpet is one of their favourite spots. So if you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, it’s better to check for the scourges in all potential areas.
Usually, they hide under carpet edges where the carpet meets the walls. Carpets are a common spot for them to lay bed bug eggs. In one year, a single female bed bug can lay as many as 200 to 250 bed bug eggs!
Bed bugs and carpet beetles – are they the same?
No, bed bugs in carpets are not the same as carpet beetles; they are two different types of insects. The larva of carpet beetles harms carpets and other fabrics. Also, only some people are allergic to carpet beetles, but that’s not usually the case with bed bugs.
The carpet beetles are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale, so they too are active during our sleep time or the wee hours of the morning. Unlike bed bugs, carpet beetles don’t bite, it’s just that their larvae have little prickly hairs that prick us and cause allergies. Bed bugs can survive anywhere humans and animals exist, whereas carpet beetles can exist without human or animal existence. They can live in homes, warehouses, museums and other places of their food source.
However, why let a stranger stay in your carpets?
What types of bed bug treatments get rid of bed bugs in carpets?
One good way to get rid of bed bugs or kill carpet beetles living in your home is to vacuum thoroughly. That’s only a temporary solution though. Typically getting rid of bed bugs or carpet beetles requires professional help. If you’re having trouble getting rid of pests in your carpet, contact a professional bed bug removal company, like Magical Pest Control.
Bed bugs or carpet beetles? Not sure who is the troublemaker? Not sure where to start and what type of bed bug treatment or carpet beetles treatment to use? Schedule an inspection with Magical.
We know bed bugs, we know carpet beetles, and we have been dealing them for years. To kill carpet beetles or to get rid of bed bugs contact Magical Pest for a free consultation, or phone us at (905) 738-6676.