Each year when the summer begins to end and people begin to turn to their winter clothes, the prospect of finding that moths have eaten holes in their precious garments and textiles raises its head again.
A mistaken assumption by many people relates to the fact that it is a common thought that moths feast on clothes throughout the summer. However, this is not the case.
Actually, despite the autumn being the most common time of discovery (because the colder days of autumn lead many people to open up wardrobes which have been shut for months), moth larvae are actually far more active when the weather is warm and moist, resulting in a year round feed.
What is at Risk?
It is not just clothing which is placed at risk through the exposure to moths. Almost every type of natural fibre used when producing clothing, bedding and furnishings are at confirmed risk of becoming a meal for the almost invisible larvae of the common clothes moth.
How Can I Protect My Clothes
Because of the clothes moths’ preference for laying eggs in dark, quiet places, drawers, wardrobes and lofts, which can often remain undisturbed for long periods of time, are particularly
It is the young small caterpillars, which do nearly all of the damage and once hatched will begin to eat their way through the nearest natural fibres including silk, fur, wool, cotton and linen.
The moth larvae can feast for months before turning into the next generation of adult insects and laying new batches of eggs.
A recent Mirror article highlighted some of the other issues that can be caused by the unwanted presence of moths – ‘Disgusted KFC couple find ‘live MOTH’ swimming inside their Pepsi drink’.
Successful Control of Common Clothes Moth
Successful control of common clothes moth requires planning followed by a thorough treatment by a professional pest control company. To eradicate this pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits.
Integrated Pest Management offers high quality moth control London and has the expertise and years of practical field experience, we know which products to use, when to use them and where.
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If you suspect you have a Moth problem, call us for more advice on 01992 763776