Some areas of the State, especially San Antonio to Austin, have had large numbers of carpet beetles entering homes from the outside. While the adults may be searching for pollen as a food source, the larvae can be quite damaging to items in the home. Such items include furs, feathers, woolen articles, other valuable possessions, and hair brushes with natural bristles. We have a good fact sheet on Pantry and Fabric Pests that describes the adult and larval stages of dermestid beetles and gives control suggestions. Another good Texas AgriLife resource is here. Note that the varied carpet beetle is in the genus Anthrenus, one of the two genera of carpet beetles listed in the fact sheet as being destructive. More images of the varied carpet beetle are available on Bugguide. The photo below shows a typical carpet beetle larva. This is the stage that is destructive in the home.