This week we were called out to a home with a number of these small bugs. After an inspection, we confirmed that these are carpet beetles.
These are now quite a common species in the UK, often considered a pest of domestic houses and particularly in museums, where the larvae may damage natural fibres and can damage carpets, furniture, clothing and insect collections.
The adults can usually be seen between April and June, flying to and feeding on the pollen and nectar of flowering plants. The life expectancy of the beetle is about two weeks. During this period, mating occurs and the eggs are laid in dry places where larvae can find their food. Then the cycle begins again.
If you have a problem with insects then give Mission Pest Control a call and we’ll come and take a look for you.