Carpet beetle control is important as the larvae feed on expensive fibres, most particularly wool carpets. The adult beetles do not cause any damage, but lay their eggs on natural fibres, usually well hidden under furniture, boxes or long curtains. You are more likely to see the adult beetles themselves as they fly in through open windows and doors in Spring.
The most effective way to treat an infestation of carpet beetles is to vacuum thoroughly and regularly. A carpet beetle control spray can be used on the underside and edges of carpets, whereas a killer powder can be sprinkled around skirting boards and under furniture. Alternatively, a smoke bomb can be used in an enclosed room to reach them in hard to access areas.