Prior to treatment
(No earlier than 24 hours before treatment is due to start)
Prior to carrying out treatment for clothes moths and their larvae we ask for all rooms to be thoroughly hoovered paying special attention around skirting boards and places that may not be frequently hoovered (e.g. under sofas, behind TV units, under and behind beds and cupboards). If you cannot do this for any reason, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to the treatment day and we will hoover as part of the treatment although this will be an additional charge.
Any clothing or garments that contain natural fibres, for example wool, will need to be bagged and placed into a freezer for at least 48 hours or washed at a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius. (Please do this whether they show signs of damage or not). This is to kill any larvae that may have found themselves into the clothing or garments. Please do not take any washing out of the machine or freezer until after the 1st treatment visit has been carried out, this is to reduce the risk of moths or larvae finding their way back onto the washing. If you can not wash or freeze all garments, then double bag and secure them until you can.
Depending on the size of the infestation and other environmental factors we will use the best treatment method for that situation. During the treatment you maybe able to stay inside the property until we advise you. The last part of the 1st treatment visit is usually fumigating the property or rooms within the property, before this starts, we ask you to leave the property and there is to be no re-entry for a minimum of 4 hours. Please also make us aware of the location of boilers or any appliances with pilot lights (flames) as these will need to be turned off during fumigation and not turned back on until the property or rooms have been aired.
Once the treatment has finished, we will liaise with you on securing the property and let you know the approximate time it will be safe to re-enter. Any carpets, flooring, skirting boards and other areas within affected rooms will have been treated with a residual insecticide, to gain the best control of the clothes moths and their larvae we ask you not to hoover for a minimum of 10 days, as this will remove the insecticide. There may be a slight smell from the fumigating and although it is safe for you to re-enter after 4 hours it is important to open windows and if necessary, doors to air out the property. Once you feel the property has been sufficiently aired any pilot lights (boilers etc) can be turned back on. After the 1st visit we will leave you monitoring pads which should be hung in the hangers provided in the previously affected rooms, you will need to peel the front of the pads off (chequered side is the front) before placing them in the hangers. During the initial inspection we will advise you on how many visits are likely to be needed to control the infestation and use the monitoring pads hung after the 1st treatment visit to determine when the next visit will be and or if any additional visits are required.
If you have any queries or questions, please call on 07572458216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org