Fur beetle, carpet beetle
Fur beetle, carpet beetle

Fur beetle, carpet beetle

The common carpet beetle (Anthrenus scrophulariae) is a beetle of the Dermestidae family). With its relatives, the museum beetle (Anthrenus museorum) and the varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is one of the most frequent material pests in apartments. The carpet beetles reach a body length of three to 4.5 millimetres and have a certain similarity to ladybirds.

The common or spotted fur beetle (Attagenus pellio) belongs to the species of the fur beetles (Attagenus) in the Dermestidae family. The fur beetles reach a body length of 3.5 to 6 millimetres.

Carpet and fur beetles initially live outdoors. In the spring, they enter houses through open doors and windows. There they live in dark places, in cracks and crevices.

The larvae of the fur and carpet beetles feed, among others, on furs and textiles, specifically wool. The larvae can also trigger allergies with their venomous hairs.

Here the motto “Prevention is better than cure” applies. The use of Neocid Trix anti-moth products provides reliable protection against moth infestation.

Install fly screens on windows.
Textiles should be thoroughly sprayed on both sides with Neocid Trix Moth Spray.

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