Whether Bed Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Cockroaches or Fleas, when searching for pests the best place to start is knowing the biology and behavior of the pest in question. Just like a successful hunter knows about deer, a successful Pest Pro knows about pests. And, the more you know about the pest, the better.
As a Pest Pro with decades of experience I get a lot of questions about pests from all sorts of people from all sorts of places, circumstances and situations. No matter the situation, the fundamental pest management concepts apply and adherence to these fundamentals sets us on the path toward successful elimination of the pest problem we're dealing with.
Let's take the Carpet Beetle for example.