If you are noticing odd tears or holes in your upholstery or carpet, you may have a problem with carpet beetles. While carpet beetles aren’t a pest that we commonly recognize or worry about, they can get into our homes and cause a lot of damage.
Carpet beetles are tiny home invaders that live on plants and fibrous materials. Outside, they feed on pollen and nectar. Once they've found their way into a home, however, these beetles will also eat hair, wool, fur, clothes, and any other fibrous material they can get their mouths on.
Carpet beetles generally prefer the outdoors, but if given the chance to come inside your home, they will sneak their way in and find something to munch on. Your home is warm, comfortable, and has a supply of food that carpet beetles are interested in.