Your home must be treated all three times regardless of whether you have observed skin beetles or not. The treatment does not cause unpleasant smells and it is safe for humans and pets. However, humans and pets must not stay in the home during the treatment itself, and you must wait 20 minutes after the treatment is completed before re-entering your home.
It is essential that Absolut Pest Control has access to all homes within the specified time period. If you cannot be home yourself, please make sure someone is there to let us in. The key could possibly be left with a neighbour or a caretaker or maybe it can be placed in a caretaker mailbox.
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When your home is being treated for skin beetles
Information on skin beetles
Skin beetles are part of the beetle family, and they mainly feed on dry plant- or animal remains. Some skin beetles feed on cartilage and dried meat scraps, other on hairs and feathers. You might call them nature’s “bin men”, as they are the ones who dispose of the remains of dead animals. It could be a dead mouse or a rat underneath flooring, or a dead bird on the attic.
The adult beetles are 7-9 mm in length, brown-black in colour and easily recognisable by the light brown band with six dots across the front half of their backs. The larvae can reach up to 15 mm in length and are brown in colour with lighter undersides, clearly jointed with long bristles emerging from each joint. If you experience a larder beetle infestation, it very often originates from a pigeon’s nest in the attic or a dead mouse under the floor.
A grown dermestes haemorrhoidalis can reach 10 mm in length. The beetle is blackish-brown on the top, but looks slightly golden underneath because of its small hairs. The dermestes haemorrhoidalis larvae are dark-brown on the top but slightly lighter underneath. The skin beetles are extremely good at sniffing out carrion. When an adult female skin beetle discovers carrion, it will lay up to 200 eggs inside it. The eggs become larvae, which feed on the carrion they have been laid in.
The larvae from a dermestes haemorrhoidalis take about a month to evolve if the temperature is ideal; about 20 degrees Celsius. When the larvae are fully grown, they leave their birthplace and find somewhere to pupate. The larvae evolve into adult beetles, which emerge in May or June.
Brown carpet beetle
The grown beetles are 3-4 mm in length. The elytron, that cover the hind part of its abdomen, are brown, while its head and thorax are almost black.
The larvae are up to 8 mm in length, golden-brown in colour and have a pencil-shaped wisp of hair at the back. With the naked eye, it is not possible to distinguish the larvae from the varied carpet beetle, a more serious pest.
We can address any pest problem for both individuals and businesses.
We take care of clearance and disinfection of apartments and other residences, whether it’s due to death, neglect, or other forms of contamination.
You are always welcome to call us and let us assess the problem. You are not obligated to anything by making the call, unless we agree otherwise.
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