Having a moth infestation in your house is never fun! But, if you live in the UK, there is a good chance that your house harbors at least a few of them.
Although moths do not pose any health risk,they can seriously damage your clothes, fabrics, and other furnishings. In fact, sometimes, they can damage your things so severely that you may find yourself in need of a whole new wardrobe
If moths are making you feel like you are living in hell, the following tips will help you get rid of them:
Vacuum your house
If you can find lots of moths inside the house, chances are there are a lot of larvae lurking around. If you want to get rid of moths completely, it is crucial that you remove all the larvae present in and around your clothing cupboards, carpets and soft furnishings. Vacuuming your abode can help you greatly in this regard, so make sure to hoover the affected area at the very least, even if you don’t get round to cleaning the whole house. To trap adult males moths you can use moth pheromone traps.
Protect your clothes
When dealing with a moth attack, leaving your clothes out in the open is one of the worst things you can do. Moths,especially those that love to chew on clothes, can easily damage your expensive cashmere sweaters, curtains, carpets and other furnishings. In order to keep your clothes out of their reach, you can use airtight containers, or tote bags.You can buy cloth bags especially designed to prevent moths from entering.Also, make sure that you wash everything before storing to ensure that moth eggs, and things like human sweat, which attracts moths, is removed.
Purchase a moth repellent
If simple measures do not work, you may want to purchase a repellent, or even a moth killer spray, that is designed to tackle the type of moths you are dealing with. There is no reason to worry about health effects, because these days many environment-friendly moth repellents and sprays are available in the market.Some natural repellents are cedar wood, cedar oil, lavender, lemon peel, mint or eucalyptus leaves, cinnamon sticks and cloves. These can be a non toxic alternative to traditional moth balls.
Call a pest control agency
In the event that everything fails, you must pick up your phone and call the best moth pest control agency you can find in your area. Depending on your situation, the agency will use moth fumigation, heat treatment, spray treatment, or any other suitable treatment.
Moths may seem harmless, but you must understand that moth extermination techniques exist for a reason. The reason is: moths can cause a lot of damage, as well as breeding fast and over running your home if not treated early.