Moths Infestation

Moths can cause a lot of damage to carpets, clothes and other materials in homes and businesses. There are 2 main moth species that cause damage and it is moth larvae that can be the most destructive. If you see signs of moths be sure to take immediate action before the damage becomes irreparable.

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    Moth Pest Control

    How to get rid of Moths?

    Regular vacuuming including moving furniture and inside cupboards will collect the moth larvae and eggs. Make sure to empty the hoover bag frequently and double bag it before placing in an outside bin. Hot washing fabrics and furniture will help to kill eggs and larvae too. If you have seen the signs of textile moths or larvae, then a professional treatment for clothes moths is the best way to get rid of them quickly and effectively.

    Professional moth pest control

    Our Clothes moth and Carpet moth treatments follow a 4 step programme

    1. Carry out a professional survey to determine what moths you have and the level of infestation.
    2. Advise you on any good housekeeping measures and how many visits will be needed.
    3. Use the most effective treatments to control the moths.
    4. Monitor by keeping in contact with you and or further inspections to ensure the moth population does not come back.

    If you are wanting to know how to get rid of moths in your carpets or how to get rid of moth larvae in your house or business, then the answer is making sure you give Eraserpest a call who will be more than happy to advise you through the process. We provide moth treatments in domestic dwellings and the businesses sector.

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    Helpful information on Moths

    There are 3 main moth species found in the UK that are the cause for the damage to your clothes, fabrics and carpets.

    Common Clothes Moth (Tineola Bisselliella)

    Common clothes moths can also be known as webbing clothes moths or just clothes moths. They are between 9-16mm long and small pale golden-brown colour. If you look up closely it has reddish hairs on its head too. It is the larvae that will eat clothes of carpets or any other natural materials. The female will lay her eggs close to the feed source and once hatched the larvae feed for at least 2 months. Clothes moth larvae are a creamy white colour with a brown head. After feeding then will then pupate for 1-2 months before emerging as adults.

    Carpet Moths (Trichophaga Tapetzella)

    Carpet moths can also be known as tapestry moths. Carpet moths are buff coloured, and the adults are between 12-14mm long. The larvae feed the keratin found in natural fibres and can take on the colour of the fabric they have been feeding on. The adult moths live 2-3 months, but females can lay up to 200 eggs in dark, quiet undisturbed areas. Carpet moth larvae can live for 2 years feeding from fabrics and can even feed from the wool blended with man-made fabrics.

    Case Bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea Pellionella)

    Case bearing clothes moths are a pale silver-brown colour with dark spots. They are between 7-11mm long. The larvae are approximately 10mm long and cream in colour. They will feed on wool, fur, feathers and hair and make themselves a portable cocoon from these fibres. The larval stage lasts up to 3 months before they spin the cocoon to pupate in. The case bearing clothes moths can live in outbuildings and birds’ nests as well as inside.

    If you have a moth problem and want to protect your home or business against the damage moths can bring then be sure to contact Eraserpest who will advise you on the best treatment.

    How much does moth pest control cost?

    For a quote on moth pest control, do not hesitate to contact us via email at or call us on 07572 458216.

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