Elite Pest Management, LLC – Pest Control Services

Varied Carpet Beetles (Anthrenus verbasci)

Pest Stats

Color: Black centers, with white, brown and yellow patches in an irregular arrangement

 Legs: 6

Shape: Round

 Size: 1/16 inch

Antennae: Yes

Region: Found throughout U.S.


These pests enjoy dining on carpets, woolen fabrics, dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones. It can take 249-354 days to three years for varied carpet beetles to grow from an egg to an adult.


Varied carpet beetles are found in homes in attics, Oriental carpets, tapestries and wood-based wall-to-wall carpeting.


Varied carpet beetles feed on dead insects, but also feed on upholstery and carpet, so they can damage those materials. They can also damage clothing fabric.

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