Clothes moths can do substantial damage to textiles.
Where do they hide?
Moths are usually found in dark, quiet rooms and places where the vacuum cleaner cannot easily reach, such as under chairs and sofas. They prefer to feed on soiled/stained rugs, so it is best not to store rugs without first cleaning them. Clean rugs are less susceptible to insect infestation since important vitamins and minerals necessary to complete the moth’s development may be lacking. Indications of a moth infestation are small, flying adult moths. These flying insects indicate the infestation is considerable. Look for loose pile yarns on top of the rug, small depressions on the surface of the rug and/or missing yarns on the back of the rug.
The most effective way to prevent an infestation and inhibit growth is to keep rugs clean. Routine vacuuming/cleaning of the rug and home are necessary to help prevent moth infestation.
After cleaning and removing as many of the larvae as possible with our professional carpet cleaning and pest control services, we can offer to spray the rug with an insect deterrent. This product is not “bullet proof” but is an additional step to prevent infestation. .
Call us on 1800 00 10 10 to discuss our treatment options to control moth damage.