How To Get Rid Of Moths

How To Get Rid Of Moths

Moth Pest Control Surrey

For those that have not experienced a moth infestation, they may appear completely harmless, and to some extent, it is true. However, given the chance, particularly when a property is left unoccupied, they can cause significant damage. Even right under your nose, they can eat our clothes, carpets and dry foods while also spreading their dust everywhere. At M R Pest Control, we can offer a solution and help get rid of them once and for all. You can use our moth pest control Surrey services within the local area and further afield, including London, Sussex, Kent, and Middlesex. Here is our guide on how to get rid of moths.

First, to identify an infestation, you need to know what you are looking for. There are four common types of species in the UK that cause damage. It is important to note that full-grown adults do not cause any damage, instead; it is their young, the larvae that feed on natural fabrics and certain foods.

  • The White Shouldered House (Endrosis sarcitrella) larvae – Although they feed on a variety of foods, they can still cause holes in natural fibres.
  • Brown House (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) larvae – These are the most prevalent in the UK, and often prefer animal materials like leather and feathers.
  • Common Clothes (Tineola bisselliella) larvae – The name gives it away, they feed on natural fibres, often leaving irregularly shaped holes.
  • Case-bearing Clothes (Tinea pellionella) larvae – also enjoy a wide variety of clothes and textiles, leaving small holes.

Moth Heat Treatment

Often these infestations can go unnoticed for a while until you notice damage to clothes, carpets, and textiles along with seeing them frequently inside, possibly butting light fixtures. When you notice these signs, it is important to take immediate action. Look in quiet, undisturbed areas, for example, draw corners or wardrobes for any sign of eggs. Female adults can lay hundreds of eggs and prefer these quieter, dark areas. Also, check all your textiles for any small white larvae. If you identify one or both, you can be certain you have an infestation.

A few simple pest control for moths steps can be taken and easily implemented on a property. To start, make sure all clothing and textiles are regularly cleaned. If you identify any eggs, wash all the textiles inside your property, including furniture textiles and heat clean carpets. Always check any second-hand or vintage items before putting them away in wardrobes. Also, cedar and lavender scents are powerful deterrents. Purchasing cedar balls and leaving lavender bags in draws and wardrobes can make a vast difference. If these fail or you feel the infestation is too established, you will need professional moth control services.

Pest Control For Moths

Get in contact with us for moth pest control advice, including our removal services. We have extensive experience eradicating a variety of pests. Our team of experts can assess the severity of infestations within a property, identifying the specific species. We can offer and recommend the appropriate method to get rid of them, applying effective treatments including moth heat treatment. Our team of professionals has extensive knowledge of how to mothproof your property, helping to stop these pests from taking hold once again.

To discuss with us moth pest control, London property owners and customers from surrounding areas can contact us online today. Alternatively, send us an email to or call us on 02087732787.