The good news is that I am licensed to use pesticides to eradicate the common types of household textile bugs and fleas.
While spring brings welcome rain and flowers blooming, it also brings insects. Lots of them. Wool moths, Tineola Bisselliella and carpet beetles,
The common clothes moth, Tineola Bisselliella
When laying up to 100 eggs the adult is very careful to spread the eggs around so they are all near to a food source, usually your natural carpet or upholstery fibres, when they hatch. A few here and a few there.
Carpet Beetle : Anthrenus Verbasci
◦ larvae have a characteristic appearance
◦ covered in well developed hairs
◦ giving rise to the common name for these larvae, “woolly bears
How do you identify them? For wool moths, keep an eye out for the adults flitting around your home or the eggs laid on the surface or on the back of your carpets. The large moths that we see every year here in the early months of summer are no threat to your carpets. Adult wool moths are small, about the size of a grain of rice. They are tan in color with no particular design or pattern on their wings. The eggs look like grains of sand held together by spider webs.
Carpet moth larvae preferentially feed on natural products such as cotton, silk, wool, feathers, fur, hair, leather and upholstered furniture. Larvae will also feed on lint, dust and paper products. They can also feed on mixtures of natural and synthetic fibres.