The DoMyOwn Carpet Beetle Control Kit includes 3 professional grade products that can all be used safely indoors to combat a carpet beetle infestation. When used correctly, these products will eliminate adult and larvae carpet beetles and prevent re-infestation.
This kit includes:
2 Cans of NyGuard Plus: Conveniently packaged in a ready to use aerosol can, NyGuard Plus contains an adulticide to kill adult and larvae carpet beetles, an insect growth regulator (IGR) to prevent carpet beetle larvae from maturing, and a built-in odor neutralizer.
1 Bottle of CimeXa Insecticide Dust: Long-lasting, this product is used in voids, cracks, and crevices to control crawling pests, including carpet beetles.
12 Catchmaster 100i Insect Monitors: These sticky glue boards will help you monitor your carpet beetle infestation and measure the effect your treatment is having on the infestation. *Note: You will receive 4 sheets of monitors. Each sheet can be divided on perforated lines into 3 smaller monitors, for 12 monitors total.
*Refer to our Carpet Beetle Guide for more information on treatment and carpet beetle prevention
Before Your Treat, Vacuum
Before you apply any product, vacuum the rugs and carpets in your home. Vacuuming can remove carpet beetles and their eggs, leaving less pests to treat.
Immediately after vacuuming, dispose of the vacuum bag into outside trash. If your vacuum does not have a bag, dump the dust, hair, and dirt from the vacuum into a trash bag and immediately place the bag in an outdoor trash can.
Step 1 – Apply NyGuard Plus
Shake the can of NyGuard Plus, then apply in a sweeping motion in the rooms where carpet beetles (both larvae and adults) have been found, including:
-Around the edges of carpets
-On upholstered furniture
NyGuard Plus will not stain water-safe surfaces, but if you worry about staining, spot test a hidden area of the furniture or rug first.
You should see a mist emitting from the can. If you instead see a pin-stream spray, shake the can again. If you do forget to shake the can, wipe the tip first before shaking and spraying again.
Be sure to wear gloves and long sleeves when applying NyGuard Plus or any insecticide/adulticide around your home. Do not let children or pets into treated rooms until the solution has dried (about 1-2 hours).
Step 2 – Apply CimeXa Insecticide Dust
To apply insecticide dust, remove the black tip off the CimeXa bottle, cut the tip of the bottle, then squeeze the bottle to apply puffs of dust.
Apply dust to the following areas:
-Inside wall voids
-Where the carpet meets the baseboard
-Where the baseboard meets the wall
-Inside electrical outlets
-Attics and crawlspaces
-Where pipes meet walls, such as beneath sinks
(Optional) If you are using a bellow hand duster (sold separately) to apply your dust, fill the duster halfway with dust, then replace the lid. Turn the duster upside down (so that the lid faces the floor) and apply 1-2 puffs of dust at a time to the areas listed above.
Watch the video below for details on where and how to apply your insecticide dust.
Step 3 – Monitor Your Infestation with Catchmaster 100i Insect Monitors
Place glue board insect monitors in the corners of rooms, under furniture legs, in closets, and anywhere carpet beetles have been spotted. After you treat, you should see a decrease in the number of carpet beetles (adult and larvae) you find on the glue boards.
If you still see activity after 30 days, repeat step 1 above.
Continue to vacuum daily after treatment, throwing trash bags directly outside.
Is the Carpet Beetle Control Kit safe around small children?
The insecticides in the Carpet Beetle Control Kit are safe for kids and pets if used as directed. You would want to keep them out of the area while treating until the products have dried. The dust should be applied in undisturbed places away from children and pets.
Can I use the Carpet Beetle Control Kit in my car?
Unfortunately the Carpet Beetle Control Kit is not labeled to be used inside of vehicles. We encourage you to vaccuum the vehicle every other day, and use the glue boards in this kit inside the vehicle. The ?Nyguard Plus? in the Carpet Beetle Kit? can be used under cushions of upholstered furniture, leather should be ok inside of the home, and the Cimexa Dust could be used in nocks and crannies of the couch.