Its that time of year again and Bristol’s Moth populations which have exploded with a bang!!! Some experts on invertebers and climate change say this years delayed spring will have an impact on common house hold pests like: Common Clothes Moth & White Shouldered House Moth. In the last 2 weeks we have had an unusual rise in call outs for Moth infestations in both domestic and commercial premises. We have been contacted about our Pest Control Services on offer for people who are suffering with uncontrollable Moth invasions.
Today we sprayed a property in Bristol for a Common Clothes Moth infestation the carpets were so badly infested and damaged by the Moth they had to be thrown out!! Even the underlay was destroyed and ruined by manically feasting Moths. There are so many different species of Moth that will eat almost anything from feathers to wool or cotton, clothes to furniture or even toe nail clippings!!
Where Will I Find Moths?
Common Clothes Moth in Bristol & through out the UK will often be found clustering underneath heavy or undisturbed furniture like: Wardrobes, beds, chest of draws, airing cupboards, sideboards or even living room furniture. Initially the Moths themselves start off very slowly and go unnoticed for a long period of time, it’s usually too late by the time most people have noticed them and the damage is done. You can see the damage Carpet moths do to carpets when patches of carpets are missing frequently around the edges of rooms and underneath undisturbed furniture like beds and sofas.
What do Carpet Moths look like?
In Bristol Carpet Moths or Common Clothes Moth don’t look like your normal house moths that fly towards the bedroom light in the middle of the night, these Moths are much smaller about 6-7mm in length and have straw looking wings with fringed hair. In fact these tiny little moths don’t really fly to much at all they much prefer to stay close to the ground and the material they living from i.e. the wool in your carpets!!! Learn More
How Can I Prevent a Moth Infestation?
There are a handful of things that can be done at home to help prevent a Moth infestation getting out of hand. Regular cleaning and thorough vacuuming around the house will certainly slow down the Moth lifecycle. After visiting many properties in Bristol with Moth infestations we found much of the infestations we have witnessed have been triggered by poor housekeeping. We are now in May so why not lets have spring clean!! Yes why not use your Moth prevention plan as a good excuse to have a spring clean!!! Simply start at the top of the house work your way down remember to vacuum behind all the furniture I usually start in one room pull all the furniture into the middle clean the edges then push everything back then vacuum the middle, easy! Then on to the next room, remember for it to be a proper spring clean you need to clean the whole house…
How do I Get rid of Moths in my House?
Well if your finding that the Moth prevention techniques just isn’t enough and the Moths keep on coming you will probably need to treat the infestation with something. DIY sprays and bombs have been known to be effective in their low volume and low concentrate formulations. Carpet Moths will lay up to 150 eggs in it’s life time which is now a lot more Moths you have than what you started with!! If you have 5 Moths all laying 150 eggs that’s now 750 Moths ratio: 5:750.
We found DIY insecticide treatments just aren’t man enough to control our Bristol Moths so invariable professional treatment is the answer residual spraying and ULV fogging.
Who Can Help Me?
We have been spraying Moth infestations in Bristol for 15 years so we know exactly how to eliminate any Moth invasion.
The Bristol Pest Controller is fully qualified and a member of British Pest Control Association also registered on the Prompt scheme the Professional Pest Controllers register.
Call us immediately on 07970 749482 and ask for Giles to get a quote for Moth control in Bristol and the surrounding areas.