Carpet Beetles

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Carpet Beetle Facts

  • Carpet Beetles are 3 to 5 millimeters in length.
  • Carpet Beetles are black and dark brown in color.

Beetle Photos

Carpet beetles are among the most common insects found in homes around the country. There are many different species of carpet beetles that can be found in different regions. The most common is the "varied carpet beetle" and it lives up to its name by taking on many forms. The mature beetles are around 1/8 of an inch long and have an oval body shape while larvae are typically the same length. Adults are usually brown with colored scales that present in many different patterns.

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