There are a few different types of moth found in the UK. The Clothes Moth which causes damage to fabric and clothing, the Brown Tail Moth which can damage to animal-based products like leather and wool and the White Shouldered Moth which can lay its eggs in food.
It is while they are in their larvae stage that the damage will appear as they eat holes through items as they begin to grow from larvae to caterpillars and then into adult moths.
Treating a moth infestation will depend on the type of moth found which is why it is so important to call in the experts to assess the extent of the problem and provide an effective and safe removal procedure.
Brown Tailed Moth (Carpet Moth)
The carpet moth is somewhat of a persistent pest and here at Pestcotek we highly recommend a long-term prevention plan. Summer weather combined with heated homes is leading to a rise in the carpet moth infestations and we are now seeing the pests becoming a problem all year round. The larvae of the carpet moth cause most of the damage and tend to eat through natural fibres and woollen materials all year round. Adult moths are generally harmless and do not tend to cause much damage at all however if the problem is not addressed early then their populations can increase exponentially.
The carpet moth likes to live in dark areas for example around sofas and along skirting boards are the most common places that the carpet moth larvae like to live. Ensuring these places are cleaned and vacuumed often will make it harder for these creatures to settle and subsequently will cause less damage. If you suspect you have a carpet moth infestation then contact us today.
If you suspect you have moth infestation then contact Pestcotek FREE on 0800 092 1979 for a free quotation on moth control
Tell Tale Signs Of a Moth Infestation
- Damaged and thread bare areas in your carpet
- Holes in fabric such as clothing and curtains
- Damage to products made from leather, wool or feathers
- The problem is particularly acute for those in older houses, where moths can find plenty of nooks and crannies to breed in and which are often decorated with antique furnishings.
Contact Pestcotek FREE on 0800 092 1979 for Moth Control
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