I have a customer that indicates he has millions of adult drugstore beetles coming out of the kitchen sink drain. Is it possible that they breed there? If so, how would one treat it?
Submitted by Carmen, CA
We have recently found an infestation of carpet beetles in a house without any carpet. What makes it even more strange is the beetles were found behind a refrigerator inside an electric outlet. What could be the cause of this and what is the best method of control? Should we be looking for an infestation in any other areas of the home?
Submitted by Kevin, GA
My customer has a sawtoothed grain beetle infestation upstairs in his two story house. There is no food stored upstairs. He has three bedrooms, two baths and hardwood floors that he installed in August 2012. Could they be coming from there?
Submitted by Vince, CA
I have a new customer who needs to know if there is any simple, safe preventive for clothes moths/carpet beetles. She claims to have had them in the past, but as a new customer to me I don't know the history.
Submitted by Ron, GA
Will borax kill carpet beetles?
Submitted by Nicholas, NC
We have a customer who has carpet beetles coming up from the drains. Customer originally put drain gel and bleach down drains and they never went away. So, we treated the entire house outside and inside with Talstar and Demand CS. We also put a fogger in the crawlspace, but they have come back after a few days. First of all, why are carpet beetles in the drains and second what treatment would w...
Submitted by Scott, ID
How do you get rid of or control red legged ham beetles and the black beetles found in pet food stores?
Submitted by Armand, AZ
What is the best method for treating carpet beetles?
Submitted by Joseph M., NJ
I have a sample of what looks like drugstore beetles a customer is seeing in the kitchen of their house. They had them identified by another source that said they were Anobiids. They indeed did have Anobiid in the substructure that we have treated for. My concern is these sample beetles are not Anobiid and they have a drugstore beetle problem also. As the two beetles are very similar, what can ...
Submitted by Nancy, WA
The local entomologist ID'd a sample as the carpet or hide beetle that has infested the fireplace area of our client's home. Inspecting both under and in/over the fireplace we are unable to locate a nesting area that would support this pest. The 4' crawl space was inspected twice. A chimney sweep took care of the upper works. I would like to hear any eradication ideas and recommended pesticides...
Submitted by CECIL, NV
What are the best IPM methods to deal with a moderate to heavy infestation of Red and confused flour beetles in a warehouse?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
In checking out damage to oriental rugs I confirmed the customer's suspicions. They were told by carpet cleaners that they should be treated first, if in fact it was carpet beetles. The rugs will be washed, not dry cleaned. Is this normal a procedure and would treating first actually help? It would seem the cleaning alone should solve the problem. If I were to treat would an adulticide plus an ...
Submitted by William, MA
How do I control Eleodes armata in Arizona? I do work for a pest control company but I am only advised to look at the labels. I have and have used numerous products claiming to control these beetles, but with little to no results. I would also like to know if the heat in Arizona would have much effect on the concentrated chemicals I carry in my service truck.
Submitted by Douglas, AZ
I work in a hospital for mental patients. One of the "services" provided here is to have Native American ceromonies for our Native American patients. One patient has asked if he can bring in dried Pheasant wings for one of the ceremonies and then they can remain here in the hospital. I have tried to explain about carpet beetles and even furniture or hide beetles. Am I wrong to be concerned abo...
Submitted by Casey, CA
I would like to know more about the chemical control methods and IPM measures necessary to control a really bad case of Sitophilus oryzae - the Rice weevil. Can you help me?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
What do you use on a vegetable garden for yellow ladybugs?
Submitted by Bill, OK
What is the best chemical to control Japanese beetles?
Submitted by RICK, AZ
What is a carpet beetle as opposed to the Varied carpet beetle?
Submitted by Brian, CA
I recently found an apartment that had American spider beetles in the bathroom, which the resident mistook as bedbugs. I mistakenly thought it was a flea except for the red, smooth shininess of its abdomen. My questions are where does the beetle come from this time of the year, what is its biology, and is this a blood feeding pest?
Submitted by james, OH
What has contributed to the increase in carpet beetle infestations in recent years?
Submitted by waco, CO