Prevention is key when it comes to dealing with this pest. If you’re wondering how to prevent clothes moths, your best method includes placing your wool clothes in tightly sealed storage bins or garment bags. Do not store any woolens in basements and attics without placing them in airtight containers first.
If you already have an infestation, Braman can help you determine how to kill clothes moths in your home. We take a holistic approach to the control of this pest; we’ll ask you to thoroughly vacuum infested rugs and recommend having your clothing and carpets professionally cleaned. After that, the following clothes moth removal methods and materials may be employed:
- Sticky pheromone traps to determine the level and extent of the infestation. They also aid by capturing male adult moths, hopefully before they find a female mate.
- Residual insecticides and insect growth regulators to treat areas such as under a couch skirt or structural cracks and crevices that could harbor moths and larvae.
- Heat treatment, which can be used in situations where there are many items that have the potential to be infested. Heating to 125°F will kill all life stages of a clothes moth. This can be done in a standard dryer or professionally at a laundromat.
Braman does not use mothballs, which have to be used at very high levels to be effective and contain toxic vapors.
If you suspect that you have a clothes moth control problem, contact us right away. You can be sure that Braman will work diligently with you to resolve the problem.