Pests - Fur Beetles


Fur beetles are textile pests. At larval stage, they live mostly under flooring lists. Their larvae eat textile dust and dead insects. Adult beetles are mostly found at homes and there especially in wardrobes and dark closets.


If you want to get rid of your fur beetle problem, please contact us!


How to identify a fur beetle?

Two-spotted carpet beetle (Attagenus pellio) is about 5 mm long, round, dark or black beetle. As can be interpreted from its name, white spots can be found from its back.

Fur beetle (Attegenus woodroffei) is also about 5 mm long, round and dark brown beetle. Fur beetles have on their back, a yellow pattern (belt) that looks like a saw.




Control

Against fur beetles, we use the spray method. Treatment needs to be carried out 2 times at 4-5 weeks apart.

In that method, pesticide is spread to the flooring lists and lower parts of wardrobe with a rather low pressure (< 3 bar/atm) and with rather large drops (0,2-0,3 mm).



How to prepare for our pest control process?

For our pest control process to be carried out as smoothly and efficiently as possible, you shall also help us by doing some preparation work before we arrive to your location. You shall…

Remove all things away from where the pest control is about to take place e.g. lower parts of your wardrobe and/or kitchen sink closet. You shall also take away you pets and kids. If you have aquarium, you should cover and take its filter system off before the treatment takes place.

NOTE! If you are not at home when we execute the treatment, please make sure that you have taken your pets out from your apartment and the master key of your housing company have access to your apartment. Thank you!

 

Please note that after the pesticide treatment has been carried out, you are not allowed to enter your apartment before 2 hours has passed by. Pregnant women, kids, pets and people suffering from asthma shall stay away at least 5 hours.