Carpet Beetle Control

Carpet Beetle Control in London: Prevent Damage to Your Textiles

Have you noticed the most common signs of the need for carpet beetle control? Strange flying beetles in your home, damage on your favourite carpet, bugs on the floor – all these are the signs of carpet beetles infestation.

Carpet bugs, commonly mistaken for fur beetles or woolly bears, feed on wool, feathers, and other natural fibres. They might cause a lot of damage to your property. Opt-in for our carpet beetle control in London, and we’ll take care of your problem! You will be no longer alone in the fight against those textile-eating invaders.


  • Flexible booking slots on the same day, weekends or bank holidays;
  • We can perform a discreet carpet beetle treatment for your property;
  • We use COSHH-approved carpet beetle pesticides;
  • The pest technicians we work with are certified and experienced carpet beetle exterminators;
  • 24/7 Customer care centre over the phone and online so you can schedule same-day emergency pest treatments;

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Signs of a carpet beetle infestation in your home

  • Damage to fabric, mainly wool, wool-blends and other natural fibres. You can spot damage to carpets or rugs, clothes, curtains, and even furniture upholstery. In rare occasions, to leather bookbindings even.
  • Seeing live or dead adult carpet beetles are a definitive sign of an active infestation.
  • Faecal pellets and shed skins. These are also quite the definite signs of carpet beetle infestation. You will find shed skins near their nesting place when the larvae grow into adult beetles. And their poop, which is the size of a grain of salt, might be anywhere – near their nest or where they feed.

    *If you are seeing any of these signs but are still not sure if they are carpet beetles, you can contact us and book a pest inspection. An exterminator will arrive, thoroughly inspect your property and conclude what type of beetles they are. 

How We Conduct Our Carpet Beetle Removal

  • Upon arrival at your London property, the beetles exterminator inspects it completely. He determines the level of infestation and the best product to use for the situation.
  • Then the technician applies a special insecticide which has a remarkable residual effect on treated surfaces. The substance helps for up to 100% effective carpet beetle larvae treatment and adult bugs extermination. If the infestation is severe, the exterminator might suggest that you book heat treatment for the property.
  • At the end, the pest exterminators provide you with advice on how to keep your property safe from the carpet bugs.
  • Booking full service with us provides you with the opportunity to request additional free follow-up visits for 3 months after the carpet beetle control if the infestation hasn’t been stopped with just one visit.

What Preparations Are Required From You Before, During and After the Treatment

Due to the nature of the methods used in our carpet beetle extermination, there are several requirements which should be fulfilled prior, during or after the session:

  • All pets should be removed from the premises—including fish and other tank dwellers;
  • All affected areas should be thoroughly vacuumed;
  • During the session, you cannot be present on the same floor where the treatment takes place;
  • Property should be empty for about two hours after the session, to allow the insecticides to settle;
  • Upon arrival, open all windows to increase air flow around your property for 10-15 minutes;
  • Do not hoover or mop treated areas for at least 5 days after the carpet beetle control session;

Frequently Asked Question About Carpet Beetles:

Do carpet beetles live in beds?

No. Their larvae can feed on the fabrics on and near your bed, but they do not ‘live’ in beds as bed bugs do.

Can carpet beetles live in couches?

Their larvae can feed on the textile but they do not live on the couch. They prefer dark places where you aren’t likely to go often.

How do you prevent carpet beetles?

Unfortunately, there’s no definite answer or an act that will stop an infestation. Only some general rules that you can do to decrease the chances to a minimum and hope to never get an infestation.
1. Make sure your home doesn’t have any cracks and crevices.
2. Keep pigeons and other birds from nesting near your home.
3. Use naphthalene balls when storing clothes and other textiles.


Ready to Free Your Home From Carpet Beetles?

Don’t risk getting more textiles damaged by the beetles. Get in touch with us today and get your free quote for a carpet beetle treatment ASAP! Exterminating destructive pests is what we do!

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What Our Customers Say:

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  • review rating 5  I would have been nice if the world worked in a way that if you once get bed bugs and get rid of them they never reappear, but it doesn't. I've had to call for bed bug treatment two times in the last five years and have trusted Panther Pest Control both times. They get the job done without any hassle, plus the prices are budget-friendly. I hope I never have to use them again, but totally recommend them to people in need of adequate pest control treatment in the London area.

    thumb Austin Bramson
  • review rating 5  Rang the phone, got a quote and booked right away. In two days the flat was already treated for bed bugs and a second visit was scheduled. Quick and professional guys! Loved using Panther Pest Control and strongly recommend them. The price was ok, the exterminators were thorough and gave me some advice. Hopefully I won't have to use them again though.

    thumb Thomas B.
  • review rating 5  We’ve never had this many squirrels in the yard before. Maybe one or two have been spotted the previous spring but this year the population has increased a lot! We are afraid of disease transmission and I had to call the exterminators. I’m glad no squirrel were killed. Instead, they were safely trapped and removed from the property.

    thumb Elise Kirk
  • review rating 5  When my husband and I returned from the holiday in Eastern Europe everything was fine until our bodies got covered in red itchy marks. There were bed bugs all over the apartment. Luckily, the company had a free slot for bed bug treatment on the very same day. We had to spend the night on the bed to lure the bed bugs out and they were fully exterminated by the pesticide.

    thumb Sophie Cross
  • review rating 4  The nest in the backyard turned out to be made by wasps not bees, which made us call professional pest technicians to deal with it. They carefully removed it and no one was hurt during or after the treatment. Very good job.

    thumb G. Henderson

Facts About Carpet Beetles

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  • Adult carpet beetles feed on pollen, the ones to actually cause damage are their larvae, sometimes referred to as ‘woolly bears’. They are major textile pests, feeding on fabrics, carpets, clothes from animal origin, such as fur, leather, wool, silk and etc. Larvae also enjoy feeding on animal carcasses.

  • Adult carpet beetles are good fliers and are attracted to light. Finding beetles around light sources (such as windows) is often the first sign of infestation. Unfortunately, by that time larvae have already damaged goods.

  • Carpet beetles do not bite or feed on humans, and do not spread disease. However, the tiny hairs on their larvae are known to trigger allergic reactions, which are sometimes mistaken for bed bug bites.

  • Female carpet beetles usually lay their eggs in air ducts, closets, under furniture or baseboards, in long-stored musical instruments and similar dry, dark places. Larvae become full grown in 2 to 11 months. They can survive several weeks without food.

  • Furniture carpet beetles like feeding on keratin, which is a protein in animal hair. That is why, when furniture maker started using horse hair as padding for upholstered furniture, the carpet furniture beetle became a very common pest.

  • When food is scarce the larvae of the black carpet beetle moult back to a lower metamorphosis level, so they can survive.

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