How to get rid of white shouldered house moths?

How to get rid of white shouldered house moths?

So how to get rid of white shouldered house moths? Any pest control expert can tell you that moths in all their many varieties are among the most common pests to invade British properties. There are several reasons why moths, in particular, appear to be so numerous and can survive for so long unchallenged. Not only are they mesmerised by artificial light, flocking towards it as few other insects do, moths are also notorious for eating their way through clothes and fabrics. However, while they might all look like the same ugly bug, the moth family actually comprises numerous members, each of which has a slightly different pathology and behaviour.

How to get rid of white shouldered house moths?

Other than eating your favourite clothes and damaging furniture fabrics, most moths aren’t harmful. The sight of the occasional moth in your property shouldn’t concern you in the same way it does for mice and rats, for example. However, if you notice more moths or moth-related damage to your fabrics than normal, it might be time to get concerned.

Moths also leave behind larvae, which look like grains of rice. These larvae cause all the damage, but some resemble maggots, so make sure you double-check. Whether you use a DIY solution or a pest control professional, you need to be certain that any carpets and other fabrics likely to harbour months are cleaned very thoroughly. Don’t leave textiles undisturbed for too long, and ensure you keep your kitchen and dining areas clean.

Some more species are very distinctive and easy to pick out, but others are more elusive. Damage to clothes and fabrics often indicates a moth infestation, but it alone isn’t enough to diagnose the issue. If you can’t see any adult moth specimens, alive or dead, that makes it much less likely that you’re dealing with a moth problem.

5 FAQ About House Moths Answered

House moths are a common household pest. They are small, brown or cream-colored moths that often fly around light fixtures. While they do not pose a health risk, they can damage fabrics and clothing. If you have house moths, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

  1. How do I get rid of house moths?

Like other moths, the eggs of the pantry moth are laid on surfaces that will nourish their hatching larvae. If you want to get rid of a current infestation, you should do a thorough inspection and clean any affected areas with an enzyme cleaner. Additionally, there are a variety of insecticidal sprays or baits that can be used to eradicate an infestation.

  1. What are some signs of a pantry moth infestation?

If you have a pantry moth infestation, you will likely see moths flying around your light fixtures, as well as larvae or cocoons on the food packaging or in the food itself.

  1. Do pantry moths eat fabric?

Luckily, the larvae of house moths feed exclusively on dry food products, such as cereal and crackers. For this reason, you will not see damage to clothing or household fabrics. However, if you find holes in your food packaging or find an infestation in foods like candy bars or dried fruit, the moths have been eating the food itself.

  1. Can I use a vacuum to get rid of pantry moths?

Yes, you can use a vacuum to get rid of pantry moths. Be sure to empty the vacuum bag or container immediately after use and dispose of it in an outdoor trash can.

5. How can I prevent pantry moths from infesting my home?

To prevent pantry moths from infesting your home, you should store all dry food products in sealed containers..

Moth Pest Control

Pest control companies are the only way to make sure you don’t have any more carpet getting in your home.

Local pest control firms specialize in eliminating this type of problem, as it can be very costly if left unattended.

Read more: about moth control services

Read more about: Pest Advice for controlling moths from BPCA

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