Varied Carpet Beetle Traps (10 pack) are easy to use, non toxic traps that contain pheromones used to lure carpet beetles and rid them from your home. Carpet beetles and larvae will eat anything in your house from organic materials from cloth fibers to human food. The pheromone in the traps last for 6 weeks and are pesticide free, allowing children and pets to be around.
To form beetle traps, grab and pull the top and bottom seams of the trap to form an open ended box Put the pheromone lure inside the trap and fold the trap's bottom following the dotted lines
Install traps anywhere from shelves to floors where carpet beetles are
Unfortunately, these traps did nothing. I know for certain that I have the varied carpet beetle, but not one goes near the trap-not a Single one. Disappointing to have spent almost a hundred bucks on what did nothing.
I know we have varied carpet beetles, I've seen them but never in these incredibly expensive traps.
Thank you for your comments! We are sorry that you have not seen the results you desired from the traps you received. These traps are designed to attract the adult carpet beetles when using the included lures. You may have difficulty catching adults if you are near the end of an infestation and are seeing mostly only the larvae. Please let us know if you have further questions.
After a carpet beetle infestation last year I put these up around the house to see if I had effectively prevented them this year. They worked exactly as described to help locate the areas that needed more cleaning and treatment. Trapped a half dozen in one area that I thought might need more treatment--they're definitely effective! Only complaint is I wish the traps came in packs fewer than ten.
Trapped adult male Varied Carpet Beetles as described.
Placed traps in sunny elevated areas (on windowsills and near attic vent) during early springtime and caught several insects even in areas that had been thoroughly cleaned and sprayed with hydroprene (Gentrol IGR) the previous fall. Trapped over a dozen specimen in the attic.
Glue was strong enough to catch a small mouse.
Not a 100% solution, but I'm buying more this spring anyway.
Would the most effective time to set the Varied Carpet Beetle Traps Kit (10 Pack) be in the Spring when the beetle have grown out of the larvae stage?
Would it help to set these traps now in the Winter?
You should use the Varied Carpet Beetle Traps Kit anytime you see the adults. Since these traps are active for about 6 weeks, we would not recommend putting them out if you do not see evidence of carpet beetles or have immediate threat of an infestation. Please see our Carpet Beetle Control page for more information about treating for this pest.
Do Varied Carpet Beetle Traps attract the larvae as well or just adult beetles?
The Varied Carpet Beetle Traps will only attract the adults. When dealing with carpet beetles it is very important to find and remove the source of the beetles to get rid of them for good. To learn more about carpet beetle elimination please take a few minutes to read our article : Carpet Beetle Pest Control
There should be no problem using the Varied Carpet Beetle Traps in a car. When dealing with carpet beetles it is very important to find and remove the source of the beetles to get rid of them for good. To learn more about carpet beetle elimination please take a few minutes to read our article : Carpet Beetle Pest Control.