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Clothes Moth (Tineola Bilsselliella)

So how do you know if you have them?
The clothing moth is a species of Moths from the Tineidae moth family. The caterpillar (larva) of this moth is recognized as a serious pest. It can derive nourishment not only from clothing – in particular wool – and also, like most moth caterpillars, from many other sources.

How do you know if you have them?

The clothes moth is a significant pest, the larvae feeding on a wide variety of material of animal origin such woollens, angora, cashmere and furs. Damage from larval feeding can be severe and the larvae are often difficult detect as they shun the light. Outdoors, adults are on the wing from May to September. Indoors, adults are found all year round.

In domestic properties obvious signs of infestation are damage to clothes and carpets especially around the edges.

Problems caused by Moths:
The clothing moth, or actually the caterpillar (larva) of this moth, is well known as a serious pest. It can feed not only from clothing (wool in particular) but also from many other sources.  

Identify a Moth problem
You may find damage on materials of animal origin such as wool, angora, cashmere and furs. The damage from the larval feeding is often very visible although the actual larvae can be very difficult detect as they hide from the light. Outdoors adults are flying from May to September but indoors adults are found all year round.  Clothing moth infestations are found in all areas of London Essex and Hertfordshire.

In the home the most obvious signs of infestation are the damage to clothes and sometimes carpets (usually around the edges).

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As with most of our pest control treatments, we usually do two visits as a follow up visit allows us to make sure any actions we take are successful. Our fully trained pest control technician starts by talking to you about the problems you are having before assessing the situation.  Please be aware that the pest controller will often need to inspect other areas and not just the visible source.

Residual insecticides, usually sprays and dusts are the normal treatment for Moths. In houses we normally need to treat all areas where the Moths may harbour.

As with all our treatments, the pest control technician will leave a report with you with details of any treatments and recommendations.  If a follow up visit is likely to be needed, our technician will arrange a suitable date and time with you. Generally this will be about a week or two later and sometimes a second treatment is required.
We are a leading pest control company working in and around the Hertfordshire area, using the latest techniques to ensure your pest problems are completely eradicated.
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