Moth Pest Control
Moths in your home? Carpet and Clothes moth Pest control
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Carpet and clothes moths, much like carpet beetle, can cause substantial pest control problems around the home. Take a look at the video taken in an Oxford cottage showing the damage a carpet a moth infestation has caused. But of course our carpet moth pest control treatments are not just undertaken in Oxford. Moths will also travel to exotic places such as Abingdon, Reading and Newbury! The reason for moths coming into a home is generally due to central heating in modern homes providing perfect temperatures for a moths cycle.
How do Carpet/Clothes Moths and Beetles get into the home?
The million dollar question is how do carpet moths get into the home environment? Predominantly this is during the summer months when the general summer temperatures in the United Kingdom mean moths are free to roam. An open window, perhaps with a light on, will see moths flying in and making themselves comfortable. The damage clothes moths cause is usually greater in the summer, however due to central heating systems used in winter, it still can and does continue.
What causes the Damage?
Despite the name, the fully-grown beetle or moth does not cause damage to carpets. However during the larval stage of their life cycle, large-scale damage can be caused to carpets as well as other fabrics. The grub stage of the life cycle feeds on natural fibres, not just carpet but also clothes around the home. They like to hide in dark places such as under beds, and of course, in your tasty clothes.
How to Get rid of Carpet and Clothes Moth
Before calling in a carpet or clothes moth exterminator such as Pure Pest Solutions, there are things you can do to try and limit the infestation. Hoovering is your best friend! Hoover everywhere! Even the uprights on stairs will bring the numbers down. Please do remember to empty your hoover afterwards. If you find some damage you think may be caused by a carpet moth infestation, please do send us a picture and we will happily diagnose whether it is carpet moth or something else. Simply contact us and we will do our detective work.
We do tend to find, following a good hoover, a treatment from us can help give the moths a push out the door. Once booked, your pest controller will initially ascertain the location of the moth or beetle infestation. An insecticide treatment will then be carried out covering infested areas and where they could move to. We will of course talk you through the process when treating and preparing clothes. Finally, a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) misting will be undertaken to kill the live moths. The moths sole purpose is to lay more eggs. This can generally be carried out in one treatment as we use the most up to date techniques. The principle is that the chemical keeps working on hatching moth eggs. Remember that it is the larval stage that causes the damage, not the moths. The moths sole purpose is to lay more eggs. Every moth situation is different and we are happy to talk yours through. Contact us now for more information.