There are thousands of moth species worldwide, but of all these varieties – many of which have some economic importance to humans as pests of crops and gardens – the ones which humans are most likely to come in conflict with are the clothes moths. There are only two or three species of clothes moths, but these inflict so much damage on items stored in our wardrobes that they often need professional control services to deal with them adequately. Moth control that Sydney and greater metro residents can count on is provided by Nationwide Pest Control. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, effectiveness, and dedication to high quality service.
Clothes moths are small, pale moths which have the unique adaptation that allows them to digest wool fibres, making them able to consume cloth goods that most other insects cannot handle. Their caterpillars are the true source of the damage – the moths themselves do not harm clothing, but lay their eggs on the fabric so that their young can dine on your garments.
Clothes moth larvae are fairly particular about what they eat, concentrating on animal products and fibres. They eschew vegetable fibres such as cotton, so if you find holes chewed in cotton garments, then your problem is more likely to be carpet beetles than clothes moths. Fur, feathers and wool are all fair game for clothes moth dining, however, and these pests can devastate a wardrobe containing these materials if there are enough of them present.
Clothes moths need a certain amount of moisture, so they are not found in the driest areas of Australia. Sydney has enough humidity to allow these winged pests to thrive, however, and you are likely to encounter them at some time or other if you have a lot of wool garments stored in your home. There are two generations of these moths per year, generally speaking, so you can find damage from them during several different seasons.
Clothes moths sometimes infest foodstuffs as well, although this is not their preferred habitat. Semolina and flour are favoured above all others, so your kitchen may also offer a breeding ground for these silent but destructive pests.
Dealing with clothes moths
Simply killing the adult clothes moths, which are fairly slow flying, will help to reduce the population of these pests but will not root them out. Proper treatment is often needed to clear out moths entirely and preserve your garments from the damaging effects of these insects.
We can handle your clothes moth infestations with our comprehensive moth control services, which include examination, consultation and treatment if necessary. Our guaranteed results will ensure that you have peace of mind after using our services, knowing that the moths which were devouring your clothing lately have been brought under control.
Nationwide Pest Control is one of the foremost pest management companies in the Sydney and greater metro areas. We can deal with a variety of insects, birds, and other invasive species that make your life more difficult or damage your property in various ways. Call us today for a competitive, affordable quote for dealing with your clothes moth problems quickly and thoroughly.