MOTHS - LEPIDOPTERA


ABC 24/7 Pest Control provide an expert local Moth pest control service throughout South Wales and have been specialising in Moth control for many years. We control Moths in domestic and commercial properties in the Swansea Bridgend Neath Port Talbot Llanelli and surrounding areas.

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Clothes Moth are extremely destructive.  They are an unwelcome guest but ABC 24/7 Pest Control have a solution to control them. There are several species of clothes moth in the UK and the most common ones are the Common Clothes Moth and the Case Bearing Clothes Moth. Like other insects, the moth’s larval stage (caterpillar) is the part of their life cycle that  cause damage. In the case of the clothes moth they damage textiles by grazing the fibres. They actually digest the oily keratin from natural fibres including wools, silks, cottons and feathers. Incidentally, keratin is protein found on human skin, hair and nails too. Carpets and clothing that has been attacked shows distinctive bald patches meaning some items are fit only for the bin.

Clothes Moth can lay up to 400 eggs over their life time. These hatch within ten days and they turn into their destructive stage which is the larvae. The bad news is they can remain in their larval stage for up to two or three years, which is why you may not see many moths flying around your home. It depends on temperature and humidity as to when they turn into their third stage, the cocoon. Their spent cocoon cases can often be seen when their develop into their final stage of development, the adult. From here the cycle starts all over again. ABC 24/7 Pest Control South Waleshave effective control methods to help clothes moth removal from your carpets and clothing. As professional pest controllers we can identify where they are living and breeding and treat them accordingly. Natural fabrics such as wools, silks, furs and cottons are a prime target in wardrobes.  It’s unlikely your insurance policy will cover any damage as normally insects and vermin are excluded by the majority of insurance underwriters.

Call us for advice on how we can help you with a Moth infestation at home or your business on 07525 756966 or on any of the numbers on the home page click here.

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