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
from 185.00

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 service includes a complete interior inspection of the property by one of our licensed technicians to find out the causes and conditions of the infestation. When problem areas are found a technician will proceed to a treatment that includes:

 

Treatment of the entire interior of the structure (living room, bathroom, bedrooms), treatment of baseboards, kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, and inside closets (when needed) with a residual product that includes an insect growth regulator to prevent any further infestation. Treated with a fogger type product with a flushing agent to eliminate all present moths on contact, giving a fast moths control.

 

A licensed technician will apply dust & bait type treatment inside the kitchen & bathroom walls and inside the outlets for longer residuals. Also, in addition, technician will apply pantry pest bait and dust inside crack & crevice inside kitchen and bathroom cabinets for extra control. This product and treatment are also known to work for general pests (ants, roaches, spiders, earwigs, crickets, silverfish and beetles).

 At the time of purchased treatment, a detailed report with the causes or conditions found will be provided with a recommendation to prevent any future infestation by a professional licensed technician.

 

This service includes a 30-day control period. In that time frame, you must allow 2 weeks for the product to work at 100%. If you are still having problems after this time, we will send a licensed technician to service the property at no additional charge.

NOTE: If the property is bigger than what is described over the phone (or online), the price may change once a licensed technician arrives on site.

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