Insects-so small you hardly notice them-may be doing damage to textile items around your home. Generally, you aren't aware of them until after the damage has been done. The babies are the culprits-eating their way through your wool rugs as they mature. Their mothers and fathers do no damage-except to leave behind their eggs from which the hungry larvae hatch.
Most people know that clothes moths can do considerable damage, but carpet beetles can cause extensive damage if they are not controlled. Clothes moth larvae are usually found on their food material. Carpet beetle larvae are more invasive and crawl from one room to another.