The cooler weather is here as we are well into Fall. Now is when a lot of people are pulling their warm, winter clothing out of storage. Unfortunately, some people may find that their favorite sweaters have holes in them. If you discovered holes in your stored sweaters, there is a good chance you are dealing with clothes moths. Not only is this frustrating, but it won’t stop if you don’t do something about the clothes moth infestation. It is time to find pest control in Aberdeen and beyond. At Raven Termite and Pest Control we are here to help. Read on to learn a bit about clothes moths and how to prevent them from coming back.
How to Identify Webbing Clothes Moths
Webbing clothes moths are the most prevalent form of clothes moths. They are usually gold with reddish hairs on the head and fringed golden hair along the wings. They are not great flyers and do not care for light, which is why they tend to hide in dark storage areas. Common moths only measure ¼ inch, but webbing clothes moths are almost double their size. In general, if you see a larger golden moth with a red head, this is a giveaway that you are dealing with webbing cloth moths.
Tips to Help Prevent Clothes Moths
The best way to prevent clothes moths from entering your home and destroying your clothing is by cleaning areas of the home where moths may gather. Hot spots include behind heavy furniture, in the baseboards, inside of the heating vents, or in stored wool and fur fabrics. Simply vacuuming is usually enough to take care of moths, but you need to ensure you dispose of the vacuum contents outside of the home promptly to make sure all eggs and adult moths are removed.
Call Pest Control in Aberdeen to Battle the Infestation
Sometimes even with the best prevention methods, webbing clothes moths are able to get into your home. Once they have settled, it can be tough to completely remove them all before they can repopulate. This is when it is time to turn to a professional. If you need pest control in Aberdeen call Raven Termite and Pest Control. We have over 18 years of experience battling insects of all kinds and will gladly remove them from your home. Contact us today for your free estimate.