Beetles

Beetles

Beetles

Varied Carpet Beetle

Anthrenus verbasci
Beetles Treatment India

Carpet beetles belong to a family of beetles known as deremestids, which are mainly characterized by multicolored coats.

They are mostly found in homes, warehouse and prime locations where they find refuge on fabrics, carpets which they eat.

They are mainly introduced in the home through flowers and fabric like rags and carpets.

They can be detected through the presence of the vividly colored adults as well as brown pupal casings that are left behind by the larvae whenever they moult.

Size : 1/16 inches

Shape : Round

Color : Black centers, with white, brown and yellow patches.

Legs : 6

Wings : Yes

Antenna : Yes

Common Name : Varied Carpet Beetle

Kingdom : Animalia

Phylum : Animalia

Class : Insecta

Order : Coleoptera

Family : Dermestidae

Species : Anthrenus verbasci

DIET : Their larvae feed on fabric while the adults feed on nectar. They mainly target plant and animal fabric such as silk, wool, cotton and feather.

They live indoors on fabric such as carpets, abandoned clothes, curtains and upholstery. Their presence can also be detected through cumulative damage of a single portion of a garment.

Carpet beetles belong to a family of beetles known as deremestids, which are mainly characterized by multicolored coats.

They are mostly found in homes, warehouse and prime locations where they find refuge on fabrics, carpets which they eat.

Use insecticides on their identified colonies.

Remove promptly heaps of hair, dead insects and any other material that acts as food for the insects,

Examine freshly cut flowers for adult bees.

Clean rugs, upholstery, carpets and curtains regularly where the beetles are likely to be residing.

Regular vacuuming to remove eggs, larvae and adult beetles.

Use sticky traps and pheromone attractants. Pheromone traps are ideal in cases of sexual isolation. These should be placed on floors on their paths or on window sills to attract the adults. These compounds are easily available at pest stores.

Destruction of fabrics and garments.

Occasionally they feed on stored food products like grains and fruits.

Powder Post Beetle

Lyctus Brunneus
Powder Post Beetle

Morphologically, they have flat long and narrow bodies which they use to fit into the tiny holes they bore into wood.

The adults are capable of flying, though they seldom do so.

They attack soft wood timber, weakening it at points that have been bored.

They feed on wood starch and also use the new dug holes as their homes and for raising their larvae.

Size : 1/8 inches to 1/4 inches

Shape : Narrow, Oval

Color : Reddish brown to black

Legs : 6

Wings : Yes

Antenna : Yes

Common Name : Powder Post Beetle

Kingdom : Animalia

Phylum : Arthropoda

Class : Insecta

Order : Coleoptera

Family : Lyctidae

Species : Lyctus brunneus

DIET : 
They feed on timber of deciduous trees plus a few species of hard wood. Bore round shaped holes on the timber.

Live in the wood they bore holes.

Use wood preservatives.

Cover up all infested parts by using paint or chemical wood preservatives.

Use timber species that are naturally resistant to these beetles.

They bore holes on wooden products which can target a number of useful items in the home like frames of tools, furniture, and flooring as well as structural items. They leave behind timber dust that emanate from the bored holes.