Moth Control – Get Rid Of Moths For Good

Moth control in the Kent area

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Professional, effective moth control treatments for all Kent properties

Moths are something that most people will have to deal with at some point. The overwhelming majority of home and business owners will likely encounter these pests. And, when moths do strike, they can be one of the most destructive pests around.

The reason for this is because of their diets. More specifically, it’s down to the diet of the larvae that moths start off as. You see, these larvae mostly exist on natural materials and fibres. Unlike other pests, they do not eat food. Instead, these larvae eat things like wool, silk, fur, cashmere, leather, cotton and also feathers.

Moths are destructive in many ways

This basically means that moths can destroy your entire wardrobe very quickly. But that’s not all. It also means that moths can wreck your carpets, rugs, upholstery and curtains. If furniture is made from the above mentioned materials, moths will also eat through it.

While this is a huge problem for homeowners, businesses can be even more effected. If your store sells clothing, furniture, carpets, curtains or fabrics, then you must watch out for moths. Basically, if you sell anything made from natural fibres then moths can be a problem. This is especially true if you have these items in storage.

Why moths can damage more than just your clothes

While clothes moth larvae eat fabrics, other species have different diets. A few of these do actually eat human food, for example, the pantry moth. As you can imagine, these moths live in pantries, cupboards, and other places where food is stored. Here they feed on things like grains, beans, pasta, rice, nuts and flour. They have even been known to devour chocolate, dog food and bird seed.

While these moths are tiny, they can cause immense damage. If they get into food, then pantry moths will lay eggs. This means the food is technically contaminated and must be thrown away. This will cause financial losses and can become a serious issue for restaurants.

Methods we use to effectively eliminate moths

Moths are one of the easiest pests for a professional to eradicate. It’s simply a matter of heat treatment or fumigation. Most moth specific pesticides are extremely long lasting. After the affected area is sprayed it will be a while before the moths return. Heat treatments are even more long lasting as they kill moth eggs as well.

Here at Pest Exterminators Kent, we specialise in moth removal and prevention. Our team is skilled at finding the signs and nest sites of moths. We can quickly ascertain which kind of moths you have and then remove them from your property. DIY solutions like moth balls may not be effective. These products only affect the adult moths and have no effect on the larvae. Remember, it’s the larvae that actually do the damage.

Moth control works for Kent businesses too

As we’ve mentioned, business who are storing items made from natural materials must be particularly careful. In this case, it’s critical that you are visited by pest control technicians from time to time. This will help to ensure that your valuable goods are not damaged. While this may seem like overkill or a waste of money, it really isn’t. The last thing you want to do is open up your warehouse and discover that moths have destroyed everything. If this happens, you may lose thousands of pounds. Do not wait until things get to that point. By that time it is too late. Contact Pest Exterminators Kent today for all in one moth control.