Hi. I have a terrible infestation of black carpet beetles. I liked your article; it makes a lot of sense. I want to spray my carpet and set out some traps but what about my clothing? I've found some damage so I know they've been eating my suits. Do I spray them too?
In most cases you don't need to spray the clothing. But you should remove anything you want to save or protect, vacuum these pieces down and do a good inspection to make sure nothing is on them or been on them. If you start finding damage or other evidence carpet beetles were feeding, lightly spray any piece you want to protect with some PERMETHRIN AEROSOL. It's odorless and will kill larvae and adult beetles.
And be sure to get some BLACK CARPET BEETLE TRAPS set out around the home to help monitor the problem. A good thorough treatment is very important if you want to get rid of them for good and as our article explains, this can take some time and persistence.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Permethrin Aerosol: http://www.bugspraycart.com/repellents/aerosol/permethrin-aerosol-6-oz
Black Carpet Beetle Traps: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/black-carpet-beetle-traps
Carpet Beetles: http://bugspray.com/articles98/carpetbeetle.html