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Moths

If you have moths in your house, call us today on 0800 0283 703.

We can have one of our team with you within 24 hours to deal with the problem

All our technicians are fully trained so that you are in safe hands when employing our services.

We can offer  you an effective one off treatment programme or a longer term prevention plan.

To find out more about how we can help you please call us on  0800 0283 703.

Alternatively complete our online contact form for a free survey and detailed quotation.

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Clothes MothStrathearn Pest Control can tackle moth infestations.

Moths – Lepidoptera

Moths are of the textile pest or stored product variety

Common Clothes Moth – Tineola bisselliella

History

Textile pests digest the protein (keratin) from natural fibres, the main constituent of wool and other animal hairs and feathers. One of the most common of this type of pest is the Common Clothes Moth. The adult has a body length of between 6 – 8 mm and is buff brown in colour. They are rarely seen in flight tending to run and they shun the light.

It is the larvae that cause damage, feeding on natural fibres clothes etc found around any property – airing cupboards, wardrobes, upholstery etc. Adults can be found indoors all year round. The Case Bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella is very similar in behaviour.

Why control Moths?

  • Textile moths prefer to feed on any woollen goods but may damage many other kinds of fabrics.
  • Proofed carpets are not always resistant to insect attack
  • Moths reduce the effective life of fabrics
  • Cause stress to worried householders

Methods of Control

  • Great care is taken when treating for textile pests. Eggs and larvae may be hidden away in inaccessible cracks and crevices and failure to treat them will result in a re-infestation.
  • Identify the source of the infestation and remove
  • Apply an approved residual and non-staining insecticide
  • Continue to monitor for any emerging larvae and unhatched eggs

To find out more about how we can help you on a one-off job basis or with a longer term preventative Service Plan please call us on freephone 0800 0283 703. Alternatively complete our online contact form for a free survey and detailed quotation on how we can eradicate your pest problem.


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