Clothes Moths & Carpet Moths Treatment

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All you need to know about Clothes Moth And Carpet Moth Treatment

If you have clothes moth and carpet moth problems use this article as a guide to help eliminate these pests. The first thing that should be done is set out a program of cleaning and disinfecting to prevent the problem from getting worse.

This will minimize the risk of contamination spreading throughout your home due to the moths’ feeding habits, which leaves small piles of feces (frass) wherever they land as they crawl around looking for food or through their wool-like body covering. 

Also keep in mind that if clothes moths get into one piece of clothing they can often infest an entire wardrobe so it is essential to do some detective work if you buy second hand clothes or if you come into possession of an item which may have been damaged by moths.A regular and thorough cleaning will help minimise the risk of clothes and carpet moth larvae infestation.

What Do Carpet Moths And Clothes Moths Feed On?

Carpet moths are the type commonly found in homes. There is also a larger version of this moth called the Case making Clothes Moth which prefers to live outdoors on trees and shrubs, but occasionally enters houses looking for food.

They like to feed on natural animal fibers such as wool and hair (including human), fur, feathers, cashmere, silk, leather and other animal products. If you have large collections of these items at home it is important that you treat them with care especially if they are old or second hand because a clothes moth infestation can have devastating results for your fabrics and materials even when no damage is visible yet. 

They will eat through all types of fabric very quickly causing red stains and small holes in clothes or carpets. When the larvae are very young they can also eat through plastic, which means that even cardboard boxes and polystyrene packaging can potentially become infested by these pests.

The adult moths do not damage fabrics and their job is to lay eggs throughout your home. The white eggs are about 1 mm in length and look like tiny grains of rice.

It takes around 4 days for them to hatch into larvae and start eating your items, so it is important to remember this when doing a treatment because they will only be visible from their frass left behind after they have eaten before you spot any holes or damaged areas on your carpets or clothing.

Often when a piece of furniture is moved you will notice damage to fabrics or carpets that were hidden from view. The same can be said for clothing, perhaps stored away dependent on the season.

Clothes Moth And Carpet Moths

 A common cause of Moth infestation is when people store off cuts of carpets or bags of clothes in loft spaces or cupboards. Moths much prefer dark, little used areas. However it would seem they have an ‘anywhere’ attitude toward choosing where they lay their eggs since many times these places are well lit and fully accessible. It appears that fragrance attracts them as mothballs and cedar drawers have long been sources of interest to them.

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carpet moth treatment


Moths are not just a problem for clothes and fabrics. Many moths eat carpets, drapes, dry food products, grain cereal and even chemical based materials! So it is vital that you know what to look out for in order to get rid of the pests before they can cause damage or spread to your other belongings.

The most common culprits are carpet moths and clothes moths – these feed on natural fibres such as cotton wool, soft furnishings and cashmere coats. Clothes moth larvae also like woolly jumpers, hats and pet bedding. The larvae don’t have mouths so will chew through these items until they find their way onto your skin or into your mouth – yuck!

If you suspect you have an infestation of any type of moth, this is where Bon Accord Pest Control can help you professionally and efficiently.

Prior To Moth Treatment

All areas in and around the suspected infestation should be thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed. Ensure that furniture is moved in the process in order to clean deeply and properly. 

If an infestation is known or suspected, the contents of the vacuum cleaner should be disposed of immediately. It is important this is to an outside bin to prevent transfer between rooms.

Clothes Moths And Carpet Moths Treatment

Are you worried about clothes moths and carpet moths?

Are they eating your family’s wardrobes or rugs?

Get help with our clothes moth and carpet moth treatment.

What you should know:

Our professionals will visit your home to inspect it for clothes moths and give you detailed information on the best way to treat them. We will use state-of-the-art equipment to locate all areas where there are infestations so we can eradicate them quickly, safely, cost effectively and without causing damage to your property.

Our technicians will use a residual insecticide that will be sprayed onto carpets, wardrobes and drawers in the infested and surrounding areas. 


After The Treatment

Do not wash down or vacuum treated areas for at least one month. When vacuuming it is important to be extremely thorough, this will help prevent re-infestation in the future.

All areas, including carpet areas under standing furniture, must be vacuumed on a regular basis following the one month pause after treatment.

Bedding places for pets should be kept clean.

Professionals you can trust

Our team of RSPH & BPCA-certified operatives offer quick, safe, effective and responsive pest control solutions to protect you and your property from pest infestations and associated risks.

Call us on 020 3369 6965  to book an appointment regarding clothes moths and carpet moths, or any other pest problem you may have. Clothes Moth And Carpet Moth Treatment Extermination And Prevention


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
Luiza LoboLuiza Lobo
21:02 11 Apr 24
Gabriel went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgable and very efficient at what he does. The results were outstanding. Nothing is too much for him. Delighted with his professionalism and work.
sam zsam z
19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.

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