3 Ways to Control a Moth Infestation

For those that have dealt with moth infestations, they know how much damage these pests can actually cause. While professional help is necessary in many situations, there are many steps you can take to protect your home from further damage. Here are a few steps you can take to keep these pests away.

1. WASH AND SECURE ALL FABRICS

 Wash any infested clothing in hot water or seal the items in airtight bags.

Wash any infested clothing in hot water or seal the items in airtight bags.

In Southern California, the most common infestations seen are those of the Webbing Clothes Moth and the Casemaking Clothes Moth. Both prefer products containing the protein keratin, which is found in furs, silks, wools and certain other fabrics. They have also been known to damage cotton, linens, synthetic fibers, feathers, downs and paper.

Wash any infested clothing in hot water or seal the items in airtight bags. Fabrics stained with certain oils, sweat and various beverages are especially attractive to them. This includes bedding and furniture. If any item or product is so heavily infested that the damage is irreparable, the source may need to be thrown out all together.

 Moths will reside in dark areas where clothes and fabrics are stored.

Moths will reside in dark areas where clothes and fabrics are stored.

2. SANITIZE WARDROBES, CABINETS, DRAWERS AND CLOSETS

 Make sure all food items are sealed in airtight containers or bags.

Make sure all food items are sealed in airtight containers or bags.

Finding the source of the infestation is key. Most times moths will reside in dark areas where clothes and fabrics are stored. It is important to thoroughly clean these areas, inspecting cracks and crevices for any eggs that may have been laid. Moths have been known to lay eggs inside vacuum cleaner bags and inside suitcases. Replacing vacuum bags and cleaning luggage will also ensure that the infestation won’t persist.
 

3. SEAL ALL FOOD IN CLOSED CONTAINERS

Some moths are stored food pests, and prefer feeding on grains, seeds, chocolate, wheat and various other food items left unattended. Make sure all food items are sealed in airtight containers or bags. Moths can even make their way inside cereal boxes that are not properly sealed.

CONCLUSION: ELIMINATING MOTHS FOR GOOD!

Following these steps can help to secure your home from pests trying to get a free meal. However, sometimes the infestation may prove too difficult to control on your own. At UnBug Me Pest Control we offer effective and affordable moth treatments for your home or business. Click the link below to schedule your service today or call (818) 510-0629 to speak to a pest control professional. 

Moth Treatment
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For those that have dealt with moth infestations, they know how much damage these pests can actually cause. If you think professional help may be necessary in your situation, this treatment is the one for you.

This is a one-time service for homes or businesses up to 1,600 square feet. For homes or businesses larger than 1,600 square feet, please call us at (818)510-0629 for a new quote. 

In addition, this treatment will also work for a few other pests such as any spiders, ants, crickets, silverfish, or moths that may be on your property. The service also includes a 30 day control period. If you find evidence that the pest problems still persist within 30 days of the initial treatment, we will perform an additional treatment free of charge to the problem areas. 

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