The common clothes moth is a significant pest. The caterpillar (larva) of this moth is recognized as a serious pest as it can derive nourishment not only from clothing – in particular wool – but also, like most moth caterpillars, from many other sources such as woollens, angora, cashmere and furs, the damage they do from feeding can be severe. The larvae are often difficult to detect as they shun the light, adult moths are found all year round. In domestic properties obvious signs of infestation are damage to clothes and carpets especially around the edges.
How do we control them?
Our treatment programme for moths usually consists of three visits. Our technician will carry out a thorough inspection of your premises prior to any treatment and assess the level and extent of the infestation.
Treatments consist of tracing the source of infestation, removing and destroying any infested materials and then applying a residual insecticide to infested areas. Additionally, we would also treat with an ultra-low volume application of insecticide.
Whilst there is no difficulty in controlling these moths, it is essential that a thorough treatment be carried out and that every possible larva development site is treated. They may be found in association with bird and mammal nests, therefore these possibilities should be checked when tracing the source of the infestation.
Please note that before any treatment commences the property has to be prepared for treatment and full instructions are giving at the time of booking.
Our second and third visits are carried out at weekly intervals after the initial treatment and are exactly the same as the first visit.
Our moth treatment comes with a three month guarantee.