Prior Requesting for Moths Control Services, Know that: Most moths in Kenya are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials, textiles and stored products. Unlike other pests, moths pose you no health risks. Once inside your home or business, moths can severely damage natural fibres in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather.
- Clean it up. Moths are attracted to dirty fabrics and dust. …
- Control humidity. Clothes moths love a humid room – 80 to 90 percent humidity, to be precise. …
- Try using repellents. Cucumbers are a natural pest control solution for repelling moths and many other pests. …
- Call a professional. Trust Pest Zone for Accurate Moths Control Services.
Webbing clothes moth larvae, not the adults, are responsible for destroying clothing. They prefer animal-based fabrics. Moths may consume sweaters, coats, blankets, carpets, decorative items, comforters, pillows and toys. They prefer not to feed on synthetic fibers, but will consume blended and stained fabrics.
Signs of a Moth Infestation: MOTHS CONTROL.
The presence of moths in your home can be frustrating. Not just because of the damage they can cause, but it’s likely to be damage to clothes, textiles and fabric that you may have an emotional attachment to – nobody wants to find damage on their carefully stored wedding dress, or holes in a quilted throw handed down from a beloved grandmother. The damage these pests can cause to carpets, curtains and upholstery can also become very costly.
FACT: Moths don’t actually eat fabric, their main purpose is to reproduce, it’s their larvae that do all the damage.
In the UK there are four species of moth found in homes that can cause problems and these moths have differing preferences for materials, which means their larvae cause slightly different damage to fabrics and materials, for example:
- Common Clothes Moth larvae – cause irregular shaped holes in natural fabrics. Adults lay cream coloured eggs, which hatch into creamy white larvae.
- Case Bearing Clothes Moth larvae – create smaller, more regular shaped holes in garments and textiles. The larvae are white with a brown head.
- Brown House Moth larvae – tend to prefer animal based materials like feathers and leather. They are the most common type of house moth.
- White Shouldered House Moth larvae – scavenge on a wide range of food, so are a little less damaging to textiles, they will make small circular holes in natural fibres. These moths tend to be rarer than other species.
Signs of a Moth Problem: MOTHS CONTROL.
The first thing most people notice is the damage caused to clothes, fabrics or carpets but there are other indicators of a moth infestation:
- Small maggot like larvae (moth caterpillars)
- Silken tubes or ‘cases’ in which the moth larvae live
- Pupae (silk cocoons) from which larvae eventually emerge as adult moths
- Adult moths that are often crawling rather than flying
Another cause of carpet or fur damage can be fur or carpet beetles rather than moths. These textile beetles along with house moths are often referred to as textile pests.