The larvae (known as “woolly bears”) of these small, oval beetles have outstripped the clothes moths as the major British textile pest. The Variegated Carpet Beetle is 2 to 4mm long, like a small, mottled brown, grey and cream ladybird.
The related Fur Beetle is black with one spot on each wing case, and there is a rarer Black Carpet Beetle. Carpet beetles can and do cause significant damage to carpets but are treatable using modern insecticides. Treatments are usually done over 2 weeks to cover the lifecycle of the beetles.
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