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Problems with Carpet Moths?


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Mar 8, 2012
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Carpet Moths can be persistent household pests and a continual prevention regime is advisable. Warmer weather combined with centrally heated homes has led to carpet moth infestations becoming a year-round problem.

Carpet moths inhabit less disturbed and darker areas – behind sofas, along skirting boards, under bookcases are typical hiding places for carpet moth larvae. Regular vacuuming in these areas, moving furniture and opening curtains in lesser-used rooms will all help to create a less desirable environment for carpet moths to settle and cause subsequent expensive damage.

Use a thorough treatment routine to ensure the carpet moths are completely eradicated, as follows:

1. CLEAN - Move furniture away from edges of the carpet and thoroughly vacuum (both sides if possible) also paying particular attention to under furniture and along skirting boards

2. KILL - After an initial powder treatment and further vacuuming, spray the carpet deep into the pile to kill any eggs and / or larvae. For severe infestations, Fumers will be required.

3. MONITOR AND REFRESH - Place moth traps close to affected areas to monitor for adult moths and to break the breeding cycle. Keep moth traps current and consider respraying regularly – please remember, with warmer houses carpet moths damage and infestations are now a year-round problem

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