SIGNS OF MOTH INFESTATION

The presence of moths in your home can be frustrating. In addition, moths can cause damage to clothes and stored products, with which you may have an emotional attachment.

INTERESTING FACT: The fear of moths is called Mottephobia.

The damages this pest cause to carpets, curtains, and stored products can also become very costly. Therefore, keeping a moth away is one of the critical roles in protecting your valuable items.

The first thing most people notice includes damaged clothes, fabrics or stored products, but there are other indicators of a moth infestation:

  • Tiny maggot-like larvae (moth caterpillars) – can be found in the dark corners of wardrobes, cupboards and drawers.
  • Silken tubes or cases where the moth larvae live commonly hide inside wardrobes or back of the furniture.
  • Pupae (silk cocoons) – larvae emerge as moths, usually found on fabrics or stored products.
  • Adult moths – often seen crawling rather than flying.

Besides moth, beetles are also another culprit of carpet or fur damages. These beetles are often referred to as fabric beetles, fur or carpet beetles.

Call us at 0208 176 6754 if you are worried about an infestation in your property or contact us online today.