Although we specialise only in bedbugs we occasionally encounter other issues, often when general pest control companies have failed to identify the source of the problem.  Sometimes this has been linked to  carpet beetles

which do not bite people but can the the source of an irritation that can appear “bite like”.

The solution can be as simple as removing shoes and socks until you are able to remove the hairs which are the source of the irritation.

Please see the key facts below and the linked document which explains the issue in more detail.  This problem should not be treated in a chemical fashion as the source of the irritation is already dead.

Click above to access our free PDF on Carpet Beetles which includes a simple and effective solution.

The hairs of carpet beetles can cause irritation

It is not possible to diagnose the cause of a skin reaction, bite or otherwise

Most homes have a small number of carpet beetles but most people are unaffected by them

The issue can appear to start with the onset of winter as central heating is first turned on

The solution is about removing the source of the irritation from the environment not trying to kill anything

Carpet beetles do not leave faecal traces like bedbugs

carpet beetle larva

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Author: David Cain © Bed Bugs Limited 2016

Carpet Beetles

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Download: Carpet Beetle Information Current Version 2016.pdf