Moths

Moths within the UK are harmless, however, a few Moths are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials. Unlike other pests, Moths pose you no health risks. Once inside your home or business, moths can severely damage natural fibers in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather.  For more information on the different type of Moths check out the following website ukmoths

Brown House Moth

(Hofmannophila Pseudospretella)

Adult — 8–14 mm long.

Brown in color with three or four darker spots.

Larva — up to 20 mm long.

Case-Bearing Clothes Moth

(Tinea pellionella)

Adult — 6 – 8mm long.

Dark buff forewings with three faint spots (may appear as two).

Larvae — up to 10 mm long. Creamy white in color.

Common Clothes Moth

(Tineola Bisselliella)

Adult — 6 – 8 mm long.

Straw colored wings with no markings.

Larvae — up to 10 mm long. Creamy white with a brown head.

Moth caterpillars cause the damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials like wool, cotton, and silk. This potentially puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage.

Small maggot-like larvae will feed on the Keratin within the wool to help

To take care of the immediate problem of Moths in your closet, trap them with Pheromone Moth traps, which attract and kill them with a sticky substance that they can’t escape once they touch or you can arrange for a Pest Control Survey of the building, on carrying out the survey we offer the customer a few moth traps as part of the survey fee, or within the treatment.Clothes you don’t wear often, especially wool winter clothing should be stored in an airtight bags Protect wool coats and sweaters with plastic bags If your going to store clothing in the loft make sure that it’s protected and wrapped airtight so no moths can get in. Always move furniture around the house so that you can hover under it.

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