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Got a home infestation on your hands? Before you call the exterminator, try these solutions to rid yourself of insects, rodents, and more.
You Will Need
- A vacuum
- A pest control company (optional)
Find the source
Inspect your home for larvae or shed skin. Carpet beetles like to feed in dark, secluded areas. If the infestation is contained, remove infested material.
Vacuum your carpets, drapes, closets, and under furniture frequently. Eggs that are laid indoors occur in lint accumulations.
Prevent entry by checking your windows and air ducts for openings.
Apply pesticides as a last resort. Bedding and clothing should not be sprayed, and read all labels before applying.
Contact pest control
Call your local pest control if you want an experienced professional to remove the pests.