Actually, my particular theory was that since cats are induced ovulators, the neck bite may create some kind of stimulation of the pineal gland and/or hypothalamus, which might in turn affect the release of the egg and/or lower the female’s outrageous estrogen levels to a reasonable quantity. This behavior is also seen in ferrets and minks, who are induced ovulators as well, but not in dogs. The pineal gland comes into it because, as far as I know, melatonin sometimes has a regulatory effect on the heat cycles of induced ovulators–this has been particularly well-demonstrated in members of the weasel family, and maybe it plays a part in the heat cycles of cats as well. Any thoughts or input on these ideas?
I was going crazy trying to get rid of these pests. Professional help was a waste of money. Finally I sent my wool rug to cleaners for two weeks. They promised on that time they would have debeetled it. Then I got hanging moth and beetle killers and hung in all closets. Then I bought Bengal roach spray in big red can — about $15 at Home Depot. I sprayed every nook and cranny, every baseboard , around electric outlets. I threw out all house plants and containers. I made sure no food was out anywhere . Finally I locked up and went away for two weeks, making sure to spray luggage so I didn’t take critters with me. When I returned NO CARPET BEETLES. I will never be without Bengal again. Good luck to you.