Clothing Moth Control is the process of killing or removing moths from clothes and garments. This is a serious problem that affects individuals living in warm regions of the world. There are two types of infestations, the first type being the jumping or drifting larvae which is just a persistent problem with clothes and the second is the tunneling or boreal larvae which is more persistent.
Jumping or floating clothing moths lay eggs that can hatch into larvae in just three weeks. They tend to lay eggs near areas where they will be exposed to heat. Larvae will feed on human blood and eventually turn into adult moths. If not dealt with quickly, these larvae can lay eggs under garments that are worn for months at a time. The adult clothing moths will then travel to another area searching for new clothes to eat.
The first step to take when trying to deal with clothing moth control is to identify an infestation. This is easily done by looking at the moths. Look at their body shape closely. Do they have a rump? These are obvious signs of infestation.
Another indicator that you need to look for is the smell. The smell coming from the moths should be pungent and unpleasant. Remember, meal moths only lay eggs once a month. Their fecal matter will smell like wet dog food. The adult moths will leave a scent trail that can help you track down your infestation. You may need to do some research online to learn more about the different types of moths and how to control their spread.
Clothing moth infestations can usually be solved by using natural methods. The use of sticky traps is one of them. Sticky traps work by putting up clothes that have been laid in a sticky paper packet. The moths will try and fly into the sticky traps and ingest the fabric. Once they ingest the fabric, they will die within days.
If you want to get rid of adult moths and larvae, then you can also try the use of pesticides. There are pesticides available that are designed to not just kill the adult moths but also the larvae that they lay. These can be dangerous to humans so it is always best to contact a professional when dealing with any kind of insecticide.
As a very quick solution to getting rid of brown house moths, you can also dab some flour or margarine on the garments and allow them to dry. Then, wring them off. If you have a lot of fabric in your house, this can be a very effective way to get rid of them. In fact, if you use too much, it may be effective against the fabric in your home. For a great, cheap alternative, you can buy a jar of vinegar from your local grocery store and use that instead.
One of the most important things to remember about getting rid of brown house moths is to prevent an infestation in the first place. While there are many things you can do to prevent moths, including using natural and safe products to deter moths, preventing an infestation is one of the easiest things you can do. You should make sure that your house is kept clean and that any clothes are properly hung to dry out. You can also make a few simple changes to your diet to reduce the risk of infestation. The best thing to do is to call a professional pest control company if you have an infestation, especially if you have multiple infestations at once.