Moth control has become a huge problem for people across Britain this year. As you may have heard the National Trust have been experiencing particular problems this year or in the papers like the Daily Mail where moths are in abundance this year and the damage they are causing to people’s clothes, carpets, rugs and other materials around the home is catastrophic. This is why Kapow Pest Control have put together a few tips on how to prevent moth infestations and how to best deal with an infestation already present.
Moth Prevention Tips:
Moth prevention should always start with preventing their access into your home as once they are inside they will find a dark place to lay their eggs, usually in wardrobes, cupboards leaving clothes and other materials a prime source of food for the moths and larvae. The best ways to keep moths out of your home are:
Hoover regularly pay close attention to unseen areas such as under furniture, beds and the sofa to try to remove any unhatched moth eggs.
• Make sure any material being stored for long periods of time, in particular: woolen products; (jumpers, woolen coats etc.), old family clothes etc. are kept in sealed bags or boxes to prevent moths access to lay eggs. Also check lofts for off-cuts of old wool carpets and rugs! Ideal breeding sites for textile pests.
• Use Scented moth repellent sachets usually lavender, or cedar products.
• Use quality moth monitors that use pheromones to attract the male moth. This not only monitors activity, but does reduce breeding numbers.
Moth Treatment Tips:
When trying to get rid of a moth infestation yourself you have to be careful of a few things, in most cases it may be the best option to call out professional pest control services.
• Make sure the labels on any pesticides used are followed as they can be harmful to yourself and household pets in particular cats and aquatic life.
• If you find any signs of moths such as damage to goods (carpets/clothes etc.), webbing, larvae or moths then you should thoroughly clean (wash, vacuum, tumble dry) that area and try and prevent further damage.
Overall the best way to ensure that a moth infestation has been fully removed and to prevent the problem from reoccurring, it is always best to seek the help of an experienced pest control company.
At Kapow Pest Control we have over 16 years of experience in effective control and monitoring of moths. We use quality residual insecticides that have a long lasting residual capacity that will treat any existing and emerging moths for up to 3 weeks (subject to not vacuuming during that period), if there are many adult flying moths, we use a fogging machine that emits ultra low volume insecticide for a effective and quick knock down. Also, we have a ‘super’ heat treatment steam machine, that produces steam under pressure that can be used on most products.
So if you need help with moth control give Chris at Kapow Pest Control a call for the best skill and advice to remove and prevent moth infestations. 01373 831 721