Moths

Moths In The House

Get Rid Of Moth Problems

Commercial and residential dwellings experience problems with these flying pests because they are so common.

Accurately identifying the species of moth present can make control faster, easier and safer because you can find the source.

Common Sources of Infestation

  1. White Shouldered Moth – Bird nests, rodent droppings & food waste

  2. Case Bearing Moth – Woollen carpets, rugs and clothing

  3. Clothes Moths – Woollen garments, rugs and carpets

  4. Indian Meal Moth – Bird Nests, stored fruit, nuts and pulses

Activity always arises from neglect! This is because they need time to multiply, so neglect of housekeeping often leaves a legacy pest damage.

What Moths Do Clothes and Carpet Moths Look Like?

Clothes moths and carpet moths are the most commonly encountered moths found in our homes.

The images below show the difference between the adults and larvae of these two common textile pests. The adult moths do not do the damage – it is the moth larvae that destroy your textiles.

The focus of any moth control treatment is to eliminate the larvae because the adult moths are native UK insects found in the environment. You will never get rid of the adults, but you can control them and eliminate their larvae.

Clothes moth adult
Common Clothes Moth – Adult Moth
clothes moth silk and web
Clothes Moth Web or Silk on a Carpet
Clothes Moth Larvae Carpet
Clothes Moth Larvae On A Carpet.
adult carpet moth
Case Bearing Carpet Moths – Adult Moth
case bearing carpet moth larvae
Case-bearing carpet moth larvae

Where Are Moths Found?

Areas beneath furniture and behind doors need specific attention because they rarely get cleaned. Food Products also require care to avoid stored products because people never associate these pests with food.

Get Rid Of Moths

Effective property maintenance, pest control, food rotation and storage practices give these insects a distinct disadvantage!

Book your inspection today and discover how the services we offer can help solve your pest problems today.

Get more practical moth control advice if you live in Bristol.