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One of the insects most often confused with bed bugs is the equally small and flat varied carpet beetle. They are very common in homes and properties, and people continually ask if they have found the first signs of a bed bug infestation when they see a carpet beetle. So, what’s the difference between carpet beetles and bed bugs?
Ehrlich Pest Control is the expert in bed bug removal and control. We know how to distinguish between carpet beetles and bed bugs and how to handle both pests. If you have an infestation of either bed bugs or carpet beetles call us at 800-837-5520 or contact your local office today!
The main difference between a bed bug and a varied carpet beetle is their color. Carpet beetle larvae also look like tiny furry caterpillars and the bed bug larvae look a lot like the larger version, just very small.
Though they do look similar, there are some distinct differences that will tell you if you are dealing with a bed bug or a varied carpet beetle.
Carpet beetles are not bed bugs. However, carpet beetles can damage fabrics and bed bugs can bite people. Both insects can breed fast and may remain hidden for a while before you start to notice them. If you think you have either bed bugs or carpet beetles, contact your local Ehrlich Pest Control office.