Carpet beetles like the essential oils in your hair, this will cause them to get in bed with you and nibble on your hair while you sleep. In doing this, they will walk across your body, which can leave an irritating rash for some people.
Carpet Beetle In Humans
Carpet beetle larvae feed on dead insects, hides, milled products, pet food, crumbs, lint, felt, soiled clothing, and more. This strange variety of food sources makes carpet beetles hard to control with natural Integrated Pest Management methods.
These little buggers get their own sub-heading because there is a lot to say about carpet beetle larvae. These are the caterpillar-like children of the carpet beetle. Here are some unsavory things they can do in your home:
Can Carpet Beetles Move Fast
Let’s talk about that irritating rash. Often the carpet beetle is confused for bed bugs because people see the adult carpet beetles crawling in their bed, and then wake up with a rash. Since bed bugs tend to feed multiple times in a row, the rash from a carpet beetle can have a similar appearance to bed bug bites, complete with irritating bumps that you’ll want to scratch until they start to bleed.
Can Carpet Beetles Live In Human Hair?
Larvae of the carpet beetle feed on natural fabrics. That means clothing, carpets, ornaments, and blankets are a prime target. If you have not seen adult carpet beetles in your home and are finding clothing with holes in them. One way to determine if you have clothing moths, or carpet beetle larvae, is whether or not you have one big hole or several random smaller holes. Carpet beetles tend to eat in one big section.
Do Carpet Beetles Move Quickly
Carpet beetles don’t live on people either. You should look into “demodex mites”. Everyone has them, but for some, immune systems get taxed or ran down and they over-populate, causing skin eruptions that some believe to be bites, it can also make you feel like you have things crawling in your hair and on your skin, it’s usually worse at night carpet beetles.
Carpet Beetle Bite Humans
If you’re dealing with these frustrating pests, we can help. Our team knows how to treat for carpet beetles and their larvae in all the strange areas they feed and breed. Give us a call and we will make every effort to get a certified technician to your home on the same day you call.
I have the same problem! They infested my hair the worst, but they r all over me! I’ve had this for over a year & thought for the longest it was scabies. Now I know that it’s carpet beetles living n me, but cannot find anyone to help or run tests. It’s the most horrible thing I’ve ever had to endure I believe & I wish to God I knew who would help!