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These fibre attacking beetles do not carry disease and do not bite, therefore are not considered a risk to human health.
However they are a nuisance pest as they can cause damage to textile products such as wool, fur, leather, silk and other natural fibres.
Carpet beetles are small, round and about the size of a ladybird (0.15cm to 0.4cm in length). They are dark brown or black with mottled patches of white or yellow.
Fur beetles are the same size but have a single white spot on each wing.
Each female will lay between 20 and 100 eggs in spring and early summer on furs, wool and natural fibres.
These eggs hatch in to hairy, brown larvae, commonly known as woolly bears. It is these larvae that cause damage to natural fibres, feeding until they are ready to turn in to a carpet or fur beetle.