First, the good news is moths are not hazardous to our health. However, the bad news is that they can cause unsightly damage to clothes, carpets and other materials in your premises. Take action as soon as you see the tell-tale signs like small maggot-like larvae or silk cocoons.
Moths are Stored Product Insects (SPI) and their favourite food can range from dried foods such as cereals, peanuts, flour, grains, shelled nuts, cocoa beans and even tobacco and herbs. A moth infestation causes potential damage to stored goods and great financial losses when moths lay eggs and the larvaes feed on the goods.
Did you know? Most of the adult moth species are attracted to light! To keep your home safe from a moth invasion and probably later on a moth infestation, one simple home tip is to have your curtains drawn at night when the lights are on to dim out and minimise the chances of moths flying into your home. It is also interesting to know that when lights are limited, moths use the sun and moon to navigate!
Moths are closely related to butterflies, one way to differentiate them is by the antenna- the butterfly antenna end with a bud whereas moth antenna is straight. Male moths have larger antenna than females to enable them to detect the pheromones released by females for mating purposes, from as far as 8km away.
DIY or Professional?
How to get rid of moths? When it comes to getting rid of moths, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.
The DIY option requires the purchase and correct use of moth balls. They are able to repel moths. Moth balls are usually placed in places where clothings are stored- wardrobes and closets. It can also be placed in some dark corners of store rooms to discourage straying moths from hiding and nesting.
The professional option requires you to find your local pest control company in Singapore to get rid of the problem for you.
Tips on Getting Rid of Moths
There are a number of things you can immediately do to help get rid of moths:
While the use of moth balls does repel moths, there are limitations to this DIY method especially when moth balls are placed in certain corners only, moths merely move arond to avoid the moth balls. This alone does not prevent them from nesting.
Read more on myths surrounding the moth balls and its usage.
How to Get Rid of Moths in Your Home and in Your Business
If a moth infestation become worse, you and your family risk getting your personal clothings and stored dried foods ruined. Moths are capable of damaging fabrics and contaminate foodstuffs.
Likewise, a moth problem in a business organisation comes with potential financial loss and bad reputation when goods are ruined and damaged. Learn more here about Moth Treatments for Your Business.
Professional Moth Control Services from Rentokil
At Rentokil, our experts are fully trained, licensed professionals with knowledge of the habits of moths. Our industry approved trainings enable us to treat and get rid of moths as effectively as possible.
To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organization, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.
You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.
A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.
Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.
Key criteria for Selection:
With Rentokil Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection.
Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.
With over 50 years of experience serving pest control customers, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control technicians.
Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your moth problem and eliminate any stress or pest concerns you have in your home or business.
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