Tips to avoid moth infestation
Keeping textile moths out of your home is easier said than done. They come through open windows and doors and are attracted by the light in the house and apartment at night (positive phototactic). They can also find their way to us via infested textiles from the flea market or second-hand shops, for example. As soon as textile moths have penetrated your house, they look for dark, quiet corners where textiles or food are stored to lay their eggs, primarily in the wardrobe/area of the rear cloakroom or in storage areas.
All areas in which there are animal textile products are popular with clothes moths. Attics are also popular, especially when bird nests in the eaves are a source of development due to imported seeds and fruits, e.g. dried fruit moths. If you store clothes for a long time, we recommend that you pack them in airtight plastic bags or suitcases. Also, vacuum in hidden places (e.g. under furniture) to remove moth eggs before developing any further. This is especially important if you have had a history of moth infestations or noticed moth activity in your household.
In food moths, passive introduction on already infested goods, pet food or packaging material (wood shavings, paper, cardboard) usually occurs. For prevention, food and feed should be stored in tightly closed glass, ceramic, metal or hard plastic containers (Tupperware). Thin plastic packaging can be gnawed through by the caterpillars, so the pack’s contents should be repacked for longer storage. Since there is also the risk of infested food and feed being introduced from the trade, purchased products should be inspected for moth infestation before they are stored at home.
AAA Termites and Pest Control offer you a mobile on-call service that specializes in moth control. Our experts are fast, effective and guarantee you a professional solution to the problem. For further information or to arrange a visit with one of our competent technical advisors, please give us a call: Tel. +330 723-2515.