If you have noticed small holes in your woollen fabrics, it is safe to assume that your property has been infested by moths. Moths can end up costing you a lot with the damage they cause to your clothes, carpets and fabrics. The problem can continue for many weeks, which is why it’s important to get professional moth treatment as soon as possible.
Panther Pest Control offer efficient moth control in London to save your belongings from the hungry fabric-eating insects. Our moth treatment includes complete elimination of eggs, larvae and adults.
- We offer same-day moth fumigation for severe moth infestation which need immediate action.
- Our services comply with COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health) regulations.
- The technician may arrive with a non-branded van to your property in London if you demand complete discretion of the service.
- You can book our first class moth fumigation at your convenience, every day of the week and in the evenings, or Bank holidays.
- You can receive great discounts if you combine moth eradication with some of the other pest treatments we offer, such as ant control or silverfish control.
- Our customer care centre works 24/7 in order to assist you whenever you need help.
How We Perform Moth Treatment
- The moths removal expert will perform a full property inspection before starting the moth extermination, ensuring every infested area will be treated. The whole treatment usually takes one visit. We can remove clothes, carpet moths as well as wool moths.
- The exterminator will then proceed with spraying floors, curtains, cupboards, wardrobes and skirting boards with moth insecticide. He will not spray directly on your clothes.
- Our full moth control service has an additional 3-month period during which you can request up to two free follow-up visits, if needed.
- Panther Pest Control can also advise you on how to do an effective moth prevention that will protect your home or office from moths in the future. We recommend leaving the moth insecticide to work for at least 5 days before cleaning the treated areas.
Facts About Moths
The clothes moth larvae can eat: woollen clothing, wool rugs, feathered products, furniture, wall hangings, hats, dolls and toys, down filled quilts and coats.
Moths avoid direct light, therefore they usually infest items, which are stored in dark places and are not moved very often.
The common larvae of the Clothing Moth can easily devour up to 12 cm of fabric per minute.
The eggs of a female moth are stored within her body. Once the male’s sperm has successfully fertilised them, the female can proceed to lay the eggs. A single female moth can lay more than 100 eggs at once.
Moths fly at night to avoid birds. Their navigation source is moonlight.
To prevent moth infestations you could use sachets with dried herbs like thyme, cloves, lavender, as they cannot stand their smell. Still, there’s a high possibility for the infestation to become a very serious problem.
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Different Types of Moths
Moths tend to be confused with butterflies, mainly because of their visual characteristics, which include two pairs of wings, antennas and a prolonged body.The main difference between moths and butterflies is that most moths are nocturnal and attracted to light since they use it as a way of navigation. Moths vary in size, colour and colour pattern.There are many different types of moths, but the most famous one, is the Death’s-Head Hawkmoth, with the largest moth being the Atlas Moth. They live in the wild and don’t invade people’s homes. There are a few species which are known to be household pests: Common clothes moth, Case-bearing clothes moth, Brown house moth, White-shouldered house moth.
What Causes Moths In Homes?
Moths don’t nest inside domestic areas like some insects do and the only real reason a moth has come inside your home is because it was attracted by a light source. A particular species of moths tends to eat fabrics and may be flying about, searching for a food source. If you are afraid of moths in any way, keeping your lights on and windows closed or your windows open and lights off will surely prevent moths from entering your home.
Where Do Moths Live?
Though they might be attracted to light, moths prefer living in dark places, typically around clothing.
Where Do Moths Lay Their Eggs?
They prefer laying their eggs in dark, secluded spaces with plenty of food for their larvae like wool, fur and similar.
Why Do Moths Eat Your Clothes?
Not moths but their larvae eat your clothing. Baby moths are on a strict and very specific diet which includes materials containing keratin like animal fibres, angora, cashmere of silk.
Why Do Moths Come Out at Night?
Moths, especially those which live outdoors, use the Moon for orientation. Another reason for flying at night is they avoid predators like birds which feed on them. They are drawn to bright light but cannot endure natural sun glare.
The Danger For Your Home and Health
Moths don’t pose any actual danger to your health, but there is a type of moth that eats fabrics, such as silk and wool. And while they won’t eat mixed or synthetic fabrics, they can be very bothersome. The larger problem when it comes to moths is actually their caterpillars, which tend to cause damage in fruit farms, forests and gardens, due to some of them being an invasive species.
Pest Disinfection and Sanitation
Request a pest disinfection service at preferential rates now and enjoy a sanitised home after you have already dealt with the pest. Once the insecticides’ effect has settle down which usually takes at least 5 days, don’t hesitate to schedule a disinfection of the premises. We can send a professional cleaning team to sanitize floors, carpets, furniture and other treated areas.Request a quote