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 The Carpet Beetle
The larvae will cause damage to wool, silk and other keratin-containing products and occasionally food stuffs. Carpet beetles are of limited public health significance although in large numbers the larvae hairs may cause skin irritation.
Carpet beetles are now one of the major pests of textiles in the UK. The increasing use of wall to wall carpeting which allows the insects to breed undisturbed. They thrive in undisturbed sites beneath carpets. It is important with all these pests that the source of the infestation is identified and treated. They may be found in textiles, furnishings in domestic premises, stored foodstuffs, or in some cases secondary sources such as old birds nests, food remains, or a dead animal carcass under the floorboards.
Types Of Pests
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