Expert Pest Control Services

Moth Control, Eradication and Extermination Throughout Essex, Suffolk and the Surrounding Areas

Ecoguard Pest Solutions offer a full range of pest control services to both home and business clients throughout Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas. We provide first class solutions for moth control providing a fast and effective moth solution using the latest techniques and technologies to ensure we rid your home or business of these pests. We can deal with and are happy to cater for both small and large scale problems.

Our work is carried out by our highly trained and qualified technicians who always follow the strict health and safety legislation while utilising the most humane and eco friendly approaches available to us.

About Moths

The majority of moths in the UK (approx 2,400 species) are harmless, however a few are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials, textiles and stored products. Unlike other pests, moths pose you no health risks. Once inside your home or business, moths can severely damage natural fibres in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather. Moth caterpillars cause the damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials like wool, cotton and silk. This potentially puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage.

Moths Life Cycle

An adult Clothes Moth lives for about 2 – 3 weeks. In that time the female will lay between 70 – 100 small white eggs. After a few days the eggs hatch and the larvae start to feed. They spin a fine tube around themselves which gets covered in scraps of material and droppings. This helps to protect her young. Once the young have eaten their fill, they pupate, forming a shell-like structure within which they develop into adult moths.

The length of time between egg and adult moth depends on a number of factors. Air temperature, quality of food and moisture in the air all play a part and the process could take anything up to a year. If conditions are right, the life cycle should take about 63 days.

Moth Treatment

It is difficult to stop moths entering the home as they fly in through open windows and doors, but a thorough survey will reveal the source of the infestation. Deep hoovering to prime locations like dark corners or under beds and furniture is required to remove the eggs and the application of a residual insecticide will eradicate the pest.

When treating Clothes Moth infestations, we endeavour to use the most environmentally friendly products. We ask customers to vacate their property for a few hours while the treatment is carried out to allow any residual insecticide spray to dry.

Remember at Ecoguard Pest Solutions we always use the latest technologies and treatments available meaning they are most humane and environmentally friendly products.

We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield will be considered on a job by job basis.