CARPET BEETLE:

APPEARANCE:

Adults can be approximately 2mm to 5mm long. They can range from black to a moulted yellow or black and white colour. Larvae are light to dark brown and up to 7mm long, covered with short bristle like hairs.

CYCLE:

They can lay more than 100 eggs at a time; Larvae will hatch in approximately 35 days.

HABIT AND BEHAVIOURS:

Adult carpet beetles like lush areas with a high concentration of plants. The larvae will feed on organic materials such as carpet, silk, and leathers.

LARDER BEETLE:

APPEARANCE:

Approximately 7mm to 9mm long and are dark brown with a spotted dull yellow band across the upper portion of the body. Larvae are reddish brown and covered with short and long hairs.

CYCLE:

Females can lay over 100 eggs during their lives which will take approximately 2 weeks to hatch. It will take approximately 40-50 days for the larvae to pupate into an adult.

HABIT AND BEHAVIOURS:

Over winter, adults hide inside and outside of structures and will emerge in the spring. Adults and larvae commonly feed on dog foods or on dead insects.