Moth Pest Control - Protec Pest Control Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire.
PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL FOR MOTHS IN MANCHESTER, STOCKPORT & CHESHIRE.
Moth Pest Control:
Three common species of moth that we see as pests in homes are the clothes moth, the brown house moth and the white-shouldered house moth. They feed on materials containing wool, or woven fibres, fur and feathers, even fertilisers, causing physical damage as well as contamination.
Clothes Moth - Pest Control
What is the difference between these moths?
The clothes moth is the smallest of the three moths, being pale beige or straw coloured, almost golden. There are no spots or marks on the wings. Clothes moths do not often fly, they tend to move by running or occasionally jumping.
The brown house moths are mottled and darker than the clothes moths, commonly found in food stores and homes. They prefer kitchens (larders), bedrooms and bathrooms where adequate food supplies can be found.
The white shouldered house moth is paler than the brown house moths, but can be distinguished from the clothes moth by its obvious white head and "shoulders". These moths do not often feed on fabrics, but they are attracted to dust and debris collected under carpest.
Is it the adult moths that do the damage to clothes and carpests?
No, it is the larvae (caterpillars or grubs) that cause the damage - the larvae are usually creamy white with a darker head. The mother has a four-stage life cycle: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The larval stage can last up to six months, but adult moths only live for two to three weeks. Adult female moths lay their eggs amongst fibres which will form the food for the larvae when they hatch before forming a pupa.
What attracts them?
Moths are attracted to fabrics and carpests stained with food, perspiration or urine. By ensuring that clothes in particular are clean before replacing them in cupboards and drawers you should reduce the risk of damage by moths (see below). Moths are also commonly attracted by birds nests which are close or attached to buildings, for example, in the eaves.
How do I get rid of them and stop them coming back?
You can treat your carpests with residual insecticides specifically made for this purpose and frequent use of the vacuum cleaner on your carpests should reduce the risk of infestation. You may find moth grub damage to carpests under heavy furniture, and spraying with the insecticide here every six months or so should help.
You should regularly clean clothes, particularly those made of natural fibres, with woollens stored in sealed plastic bags or tightly closed cupboards. Moth larvae cannot survive in bright lights, so you can air clothes, blankets and easily removable furnishings outside on a sunny day. Give them a good shake or brushing before you put them away again.
Dispose of contaminated foodstuffs and thoroughly clean up any spilled foods. Thoroughly clean storage cupboards before replacing non-infested foods. High risk fabrics can have mothproofers applied, but please check manufacturer's instructions before using.
TREATMENT & CONTROL for Moth infestation in Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire.
Prior to carrying out treatment against Moths, a thorough inspection or survey of the property, site or area should take place to decide on the extent and size of the infestation.
Adjoining areas should also be included in this survey (as rodents may travel from other areas to feed or drink then return to a harbourage).
PROTEC PEST CONTROL MANCHESTER will treat the Moth infestation using bait stations in safe locations. Pest are neophobic and may be reluct Moth to approach DIY bait stations. Our pest control operatives are experienced in identifying and locating runs and places of harbourage, and the placement and use of bait to overcome bait shyness. We also provide tamper-resist Moth stations, having regard to all the circumstances of the infestation, the premises, the people involved and with minimal disruption to business, where appropriate.
Protec Pest control can arrange to treat your Moth problem, and offer a 24 hour 7 days week pest control service.
A thorough inspection of infested premises will ascertain the extent of the infestation, since the measures necessary for control will depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more used.
To eradicate the infestation it will be necessary to treat the premises thoroughly with suitable insecticides, including the beds, other furniture and harbourages of infested rooms. A professional pest control organisation such as Protec Pest control who will treat your Moth problem in a professional manner. Protec pest control cover Manchester, Stockport and cheshire for Woodlice treatment. The detection and thorough treatment of all moth hiding places is a job which requires experience in order to completely eradicate the infestation and prevent recurrence.
Many people think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing household pest control treatments from DIY outlets (B&Q, Homebase, Focus DIY, Taskers, Wickes etc.) with a low dosage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money.
Protec Pest Control operatives are specifically trained to identify the causes of infestations and to provide an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
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