Carpet Beetles

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Carpet Beetle Facts

  • 3-5 millimeters in length
  • Black and dark brown in color.

Carpet Beetle Health Concerns

Carpet beetles are incapable of biting a human in any perceptible way. Their mandibles are not large enough to inflict a painful bite and they carry no venom. Due to this there are virtually no health concerns from being bit by a carpet beetle.

However, there are potential health concerns when the beetles gain access to human foods. Cross-contamination can become a big risk in these food situations and this should be taken seriously.

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