Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle-Anthrenus Verbasci

Color-Black centers, with white, brown and yellow patches    /    Legs-Six   /  Shape-Round     /   Size-1/16 inches   /    Antennae-Yes    /    Flying-Yes

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

These pests eat carpets, woolen fabrics, dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones. They are found in Calgary homes in attics, oriental carpets, tapestries and carpeting.  They damage the fabrics and surfaces they eat which can be a costly problem.   It can take 249-354 days to three years for varied carpet beetles to grow from an egg to an adult thus, untreated, this beetle is able to wreak havoc for a long time.