Have you seen Moths buzzing around your property? Here’s how to spot a problem.
Moths do not represent a health hazard, however they cause severe damage to clothes, fabrics, furs, leather and carpets. In all species, the moth’s larva is the most detrimental stage. These pests cause extensive and costly damage to carpets and household furnishings by these pests.
Moths can lay as many as 200-300 eggs which in turn can hatch in a very short space of time (7-10 days) causing widespread destruction to many household items over a short period of time. They are often found in dark undisturbed places, under sofas and chairs, in drawers, under furniture, beneath carpets and underlay, between floorboards, skirting boards, birds and wasp nests – the list is almost endless.
As with all pests, locating the source is the best place to start. Our experts will ensure that insecticides are in contact with the insect at all stages of the life cycle, therefore all areas which they may frequent, feed, fly or lay eggs in need to be treated.
Watch Out! Moths will cause damage to:
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Common Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)
The common clothes moth larvae are responsible for making irregular hoes in fabrics. It is the larvae that cause all the damage as the adult does not feed.
Case Bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea pellionella)
More rare than a common clothes moth, larval casing takes on the colour of the fabric it consumes, so can be difficult to spot.
Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)
Brown in colour, with three of four darker spots, the Brown House Moth Larvae feed on animal textiles like wool, leather and feathers.
Get Rid of Moths
If you think you might have a Moth infestation at your home or business, contact Prokill for a professional solution.
Local Moth Control near your Home
If your noticing holes in your clothes and damages to your carpet, its time to call Prokill for a tailored Moth treatment. Contact the experts in local residential pest control in your area and book your FREE Pest Control Audit.
“Even though it turned out we didn’t have an infestation we were very impressed with Prokill coming straight round to put our minds at ease. Very efficient & reliable service – would definitely recommend.”
Natalie C, Residential
Comprehensive Moth Control for Businesses
The damage Moths can cause make them especially problematic for businesses. For a fast and effective solution to this and other pest problems you are facing, call your local Prokill professional to arrange your FREE Prokill Pest Control Audit.
“We find Prokill always provide us with a professional and friendly service. We would certainly recommend them based on our experience of working with Prokill.”
Peter Anglim, Property Manager
What steps can you take to prevent Moths making themselves at home on your property?
Change vacuum bags often – larvae will hide there.
Wash all fabrics
Clean and wash affected furniture
Clean suitcases or big containers that may house eggs and moths
Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!