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Hi all,

We have just found out we have an infestation of carpet bettles.. The thing is we don’t have carpet! We don’t have rugs or any fibrous things, curtains, blankets etc..My whole house is wooden and tiled floors..

I need a birdy safe pest control solution because Mr Rudy is severely sensitive to any type of smell and or pest control.. Whether they say it’s “safe for animals” or not we don’t want to risk him getting sick by using a pest control company because that’s how we figured out he was severely sensitive to it two years ago.. I’ve read about vinegar solutions that may assist in getting rid of them but I’m soo worried about Mr Rudy and his sensitivity.. Any suggestions would be greatly received. Thanks!
 

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Oh thank you all sooo much! I did a late night supermarket run and got some non-toxic vinegar and Borax.. After moving the fridge I found the nest! They feed on organic matter.. I.e Birdy feathers 🤦‍♀️ I sprayed a water and vinegar mix under the fridge and put Borax in the corners and pushed the fridge back. The rest of the house I’m currently DEEP cleaning to search for any other places they may be nesting.. I will try both suggestions when i get a change to go to the supermarket again. I needed my house pest controlled anyway for other creepy crawlers (🤮 spiders).. So I might just utilise these options for the general bugs as well! What a stressful night we’ve had haha
 

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Very frightening and frustrating. I haven’t seen any since I did the clean so hopefully.. They are gone.

Borax and vinegar seemed to have worked but I still want to try the other ones suggested. The water + sugar + Borax is a great idea! It will be summer soon here and when it’s really hot the ants are out at play!
 

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Oh really? That one is out of the question then to use in Summer.. I might just stick to my eucalyptus spray that’s watered down for the rest of the bugs we may see coming over the next few months.. That’s always been a go to for spider killing :devilish: Lol
Be careful with DE, it can wreak havoc on respiratory systems for humans and birds alike. Wear a mask when deploying it, and I'd suggest putting the bird into another room for a few hours while the dust settles.
 
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