PEST LIBRARY / MOTHS
There are thousands of moth species, all varying in size, appearance and colour. Moths belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, which is made up of both moths and butterflies.
Moths have a tendency to stay close to food sources. Most adult moths feed on nectar and sap, whereas the larvae are destructive feeders, feasting on stored foods, fabrics and even museum displays.
The length of time it takes for larvae to transform into adults is dependent on the species, diet and environmental factors. In most cases, it can take one to two months.
Moths commonly gain entry indoors by flying through open doors or windows and being unintentionally brought inside via infested foods, infested plants, infested fabrics and on the clothing we wear.
For moth control and to prevent moth infestation be sure to store pantry items in sealed containers and clean up spilled foods immediately. Dry cleaning clothes and steam cleaning furniture may also help stop infestations. Use outdoor lighting at home only when necessary as it attracts these pests at night.
For moth infestation treatment and complete moth removal, contact a moth exterminator like Environmental Pest Control. A licensed technician will survey the area and determine the type of moth infestation before applying the right moth killer.
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