Finding the larvae or shed skins of carpet beetles in nurseries can occur in a number of places, typically in cracks and corners of closets, dresser drawers, lint accumulations, stored woollens, and as the name would imply, carpeting. The larvae may appear virtually anywhere in your home, as they are quite active.
While adult carpet beetles feed on pollen, their larvae often feed on lint and on animal fibres such as wool, fur, feathers, hair, and mohair. This can cause considerable damage to clothing, upholstery, carpeting, and household furnishings. Carpet beetles may also find their way into dried food products such as flour or cereal.