Fabric pest infestations
Discover the warning signs of a fabric pest infestation
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There are many different pests that infest fabrics in the United States resulting in costly damages. Pests like carpet beetles and clothes moths feed on the fabric material found in clothing, furniture and carpets. If left untreated, infestations can spread throughout a property in a short time period.
Ignoring a fabric pest infestation can have some costly consequences, including damage to expensive clothing items or furniture. And for businesses such as museums and art galleries, a fabric infestation could damage priceless artifacts or paintings.
It is crucial to correctly identify the fabric pest that is infesting a property as different species require different solutions. That’s why its highly recommended to contact Rentokil to schedule an inspection by a fully-trained Technician in your local area.
Varied Carpet Beetle, Webbing Clothes Moth, Black Carpet Beetle, Case-Making Carpet Beetle
As the world leader in pest control, Rentokil has the industry experience and technology to provide our customers with fabric pest treatments that are both effective and fast.
Customizable solutions - Our customers received customized treatment plans that take into account the species of the fabric pest, the severity of the infestation and the environment that is being infested.
Non-chemical treatments - Rentokil will always explore non-chemical treatment options for fabric pests before recommending the use of pesticides. Possible non-chemical treatments for carpet beetles and other fabric pests include, Rentokil's Entotherm heat treatment, vacuuming and entry point exclusion.
National capabilities - Businesses with multiple locations can partner with Rentokil to provide national coverage. With offices across North America and throughout the world, Rentokil has the resources and technical expertise to keep all your properties protected from fabric pests.
Online reporting - Have access to your pest control data 24/7 using Rentokil's online tool - PestNetOnline. Stay on top of third-party audits with PestNetOnline’s easy-to-use interface.
If you believe that your property has been infested by carpet beetles or any other fabric pests, the first thing you should do is contact a professional pest control company. It is very difficult to identify what type of fabric pest is infesting a space without having technical training.
Rentokil Technicians have graduated from Purdue University’s pest management training course and are state-licensed applicators that have been trained in the biology and behavior of fabric pests.
While the treatment of fabric pests should be left to professionals, there are a few things you can do to get rid of carpet beetles:
Seal up entry points so that more fabric pests do not enter your property. Use silkone caulk to fill in crack and crevices.
Practice good sanitation to make your property less attractive to pests.
Schedule regular inspections with a pest control technician to identify any conditions conducive to fabric pests before an infestation occurs.
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