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For what it’s worth, Diatomaceous Earth helps with carpet beetles—I’ve had an unfortunate encounter with them myself. When you get it, it just looks like a white powder to us, but when bugs encounter it, it basically tears them up due to its microscopic edges. You sprinkle it around baseboards, in corners, at doorways/windows/entry points, and anywhere you might have actually seen the beetles. No smell, no chemicals, as it is a naturally occurring mineral (well, more specifically, it’s a blend of minerals that contains the fossilized remains of microalgae, but that’s neither here nor there). The drawback is that you do have to leave the D. Earth down for awhile, and do regular (like every few days to a week) reapplications of it until the beetles are gone, and that can take a bit of time. It’s not the prettiest solution, but it has worked when other things like bug spray (this was pre-owning a bird for me, so obviously spray is out of the question now) didn’t at all.

Since my experience with the beetles and using the D. Earth was pre-bird, I also didn’t have to worry about the bird investigating the white dust, so be mindful of this if your bird has lots of out-of-cage time. But since it’s not good for budgies to be on the ground (e.g. they could get stepped on), perhaps this treatment option might be of use to you.
 

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I was wondering if Borax might work—I use Borax + sugar (+water to make a syrup and put it in very small plastic containers) for ants and it works great. I don’t know if the same or similar might work for carpet beetles—let us know if the Borax helps!
 
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