Problem: Carpet beetles
Attagenus megatoma and Anthrenus species The larvae of these beetles damage carpets, clothes, upholstery, and other products of animal origin. Some species also feed on stored foods. The adult beetles are about 1/8 inch long and may be black or mottled gray, brown, and white. They usually live outdoors, feeding on pollen and nectar. The beetles fly into homes during the late spring or early summer and lay their eggs in cracks or crevices or on clothes, carpets, or other materials. The emerging larvae seek out dark, undisturbed locations in which to feed. They shed their skins several times during their development. Most of the larvae hibernate during the winter and pupate in the spring.
Shake out, brush, and air out infested clothes and blankets. To kill remaining grubs, dry-clean infested items.