moth pest control
Key Facts Moths
Clothes and carpet moths – the larvae of clothes moths eat through and cause damage to fabrics such as wool, cotton and carpets.
Food moths – food or ‘pantry’ moths eat stored food products in kitchens and larder storage areas.
You will know that you have a moth infestation by noticing the damage that they have caused to fabrics or you will see them.
A moth starts its life as an egg. Larva – The larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and eats leaves or flowers almost constantly
Moths are insect closely related to butterflies. There are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth many of which have yet to be described Moths tend to have thick hairy bodies and more earth tone coloured wings.
Moths are usually active at night and rest during the day in a preferred wooded habitat. The eggs hatch as clothes moth larvae – this is the destructive stage.
The larvae are typically a few millimetres long upon hatching but then grow to 1-1.5cm in length, dependent on availability of food (i.e. your natural woollen and silk clothing or carpets as examples!) and moisture to help intake of water – they cannot ‘drink’ in a conventional sense and hence require humidity.
Moths can do damage to textiles, as the moth larvae are the culprits for eating clothing and carpets you will need to eliminate any moths before they breed and lay eggs. Moths can spread around your home very quickly unless brought under control.
We also have an effective specialist range to deal with carpet moths.
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