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Unlike other pests, moths do not pose health risks. However, most moths in Singapore are seen as pest due to the damage their larvae cause to clothes, fabrics, furs and stored products especially food production factory in Singapore.

Once it is inside your home or business premise, most moth caterpillars can cause damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials such as wool, cotton and silk. This puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage.

This damage may continue for weeks after moth caterpillars have hatched, causing serious harm even before the numbers of flying moths are seen. Hence, control of moth before its infestation is important.

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Moths FAQ

How do you get rid of moths in Singapore?

Known as Stored Product Insects (SPI), moths love to eat things like cereal, flour and shelled nuts while their larvae prefer to feast on natural materials like wood, cotton and silk. Placing mothballs, which emits naphthalene - a type of insecticide, in areas such as cupboards, closets and storerooms can repel moths away. Alternatively, you can buy sachets of lavender and eucalyptus instead as moth hate the smell of them. In addition, you should regularly clean the affected areas so that any moth eggs found can be disposed of. If there are carpets, it is important to vacuum, as moths have been known to lay eggs there. If your home or business is still suffering from the presence of moths, it is best to call a pest control company in Singapore as they have professionals who understand moths and know the best way to get rid of moths effectively.

Can a moth harm you?

No. As moths cannot bite or sting, they are quite harmless to humans. However, they can cause property and product damage as they like to feast on stored products and its larvae consume natural materials like cotton, silk and wood.

What is the most common type of moth?

The most common is the Indian Meal Moth. Indian Meal Moths are distinguished by their copper forewings with black or grey markings and cream hindwings. They are pests because they feed on food like fruits, nuts, and grain products - spoiling food and creating waste. This can cause food damages, product recall and food contamination.

Why are there moths in my house?

If you have exposed grains, cereals, textiles or carpets in your homes, there is a higher chance of moths coming into your homes to either lay eggs in these areas or nibble on them. To prevent such an occurrence, it is important to keep these items in airtight containers and regularly perform your housekeeping to upkeep sanitation standard.

What attract moths in the house?

Moths are usually attracted to the lights in our homes and can come in through open windows. As they are nocturnal creatures, it is good to keep windows shut and curtains drawn to prevent them from coming in at night.

How do you know if you have a moth infestation?

The most common sign of having a moth infestation is finding unexplained holes in stored products and clothes. This means that there are moth larvae around which are feeding on such materials. Other signs include:

  • Silk cocoons found attached on clothing and corners of cupboards
  • Adult moths crawling instead of flying
  • Small maggots in cupboards and closets

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Our experienced and professionally trained technicians have a range of powerful insecticides to deal with moths and provide reassurance that the problem has been fully dealt with.

We offer a call-out service to treat moths or any other pest problems at your property. Our service is fast, effective and affordable.

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