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Pest Exterminators Herts are able to provide pest control services to handle a moth infestation

While this may sound hard to believe, moths are actually some of the most destructive pests you will ever encounter. The reason why these bugs are considered a nuisance is because they love to eat soft materials including cotton, wool, linen and even silk. They also like to live in dark places. This means that moths are often found eating the clothing in your closet. As you can imagine this will eventually result in immense amounts of damage.

Moths are also an enormous problem for people who run storage facilities and warehouses. These insects go through stored goods like a hot knife through butter.

They can utterly destroy stored goods, potentially causing thousands of pounds in damage.

Pest exterminators Herts can help you with any type of pest problem, including moths. Our trained technicians are highly experienced when it comes to moth control. We have the necessary pesticides and know how needed to destroy these vermin.

We will get the job done right the first time. Whether it’s through pest treatments or ongoing maintenance. What’s more, with our pest proofing tactics, we keep moths out of your home or business for good. Bottom line, if you’re dealing with a moth control issue, contact Pest Exterminators Herts!

Important facts about Hertfordshire moth control

Why are moths attracted to your property? Unlike most pests these bugs are not drawn by filth or food. Instead, what attracts moths are lights, more specifically outside lights. These lights are irresistible to moths. The reason why this happens is because moths use the moon to navigate. They often mistake bright lights for the moon and this is why they fly towards them.

Once reaching your property they find a way inside through gaps or holes in the walls. Moths also enter through open doors, windows and other entrance ways.

When inside the property they begin to breed rapidly. These pests lay an incredible 600 to 800 eggs in their lifetime.

Their eggs need only 10 days to hatch. This means a single pair of moths can quickly lead to an infestation.

Clothing is their preferred meal, but this is not all that moths eat. They will sometimes feed on things like flour, seeds and other grain based products. This is important to note if you run a restaurant. While moths may seem harmless, they can also contaminate food by laying eggs in stored goods.

How to implement Hertfordshire moth control

How do you know if you actually have moths on your property? Visible sightings do not always occur. The reason why is because many moths crawl along the floor instead of flying. This often happens when humans are present. So keep your eyes on the ground when looking for moths. Not only that, moth eggs and their larvae are almost invisible because of their size. This means you will not easily spot them. Instead, look out for holes in your carpets and clothing.

The advise of Pest Exterminators Herts is to clean your home thoroughly. Moths are particularly attracted to dirty clothes, and also dirty carpets and upholstery.

Any clothing that is put away in long term storage should be thoroughly cleaned. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people do not do it. Also make an effort to keep your carpets and upholstery clean. Finally, make a routine inspection of any clothing or goods which are in storage.

Do you need Hertfordshire moth control?

If you own a clothing or dry cleaning business it’s a good idea to wrap your products in plastic. This can stop moths from getting at them. You should also routinely wash your products as this will kill eggs and larvae. There are products such are moth balls and repellents. These can help if you have one or two moth’s, but in the event of an infestation they are essentially useless.

Pest exterminators Herts is a moth control company in Hertfordshire. Our skilled technicians can assist with pest control for Hertfordshire moths. Do not let this problem fester. The longer you wait, the more damage these pests can do. If you’re currently experiencing a moth infestation then contact Pest Exterminators Herts.

If you have or suspect you might have, a moth infestation in your property, you can call us on 01727 613619 or email [email protected] to discuss the options for treatment with you.