4 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles & Larvae at Home

Freeze Carpet Beetles

Have a carpet beetle infestation at home? Try these four simple home remedies to get rid of the beetles and their larvae.

How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

1. Freeze Infested Materials
Grab all the fabric and cloth made of natural material and freeze them for at least 48 hours to kill the carpet beetle larvae and eggs. You may need to freeze the material for a longer period of time if they are placed in a frost-free freezer.

You should leave nothing to chance and also wash natural fiber clothes that appear to be free of carpet beetles. The same applies for carpets and rugs.

2. Dust with Diatomaceous Earth
Dust your home with food-grade diatomaceous earth. This natural white powder can tackle many different household pests including carpet beetles, ticks, and bed bugs.

Spread the powder along the edges of every room and sprinkle a fine layer of the powder into the rugs and carpets. You can clear the powder after a couple of days with a vacuum.

Diatomaceous Earth Carpet Beetle

3. Throw Away Old Clothes
A carpet beetle infestation provides a good catalyst to throw away any old clothes you no longer wear. This will also help you narrow in on the areas of the home that have been infiltrated by the carpet beetles.

4. Vacuum Regularly
Carpet beetles don’t just feed on natural fabric and clothes. They are also capable of eating other things like dust, lint, and pet hair. If you aren’t already doing so, get in the habit of vacuuming every corner of your home on a regular basis.

Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.