Carpet moths

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If you notice small balding patches in the corners and at the edges of your carpets, the chances are that you have an infestation of carpet moths. This is a problem that needs immediate attention because it will continue to get worse. Carpet moths are stubborn when it comes to leaving.

In the last few years we seeing more and more carpet moth infestations. This is not a problem connected to dirty environments, indeed the carpet moths seem to be quite discerning where they dine!

Usually, the treatment is to loosen the carpets and spray underneath, and then to spray the carpet pile, thus ensuring the carpet moths are thoroughly zapped! It is possible furniture may need treating too as this may be harbouring them (they find furniture equally delicious).

Look out for coloured grubs!

It is not uncommon to find grubs the same colour as your carpet fibres as this is what they have eaten. You must remember, wool is basically a protein coming directly off the bodies of living sheep.

Whilst polypropylene and nylon carpets are not natural dietary fibres, I have been told by customers in the course of my travels that moths have attacked them, although I have not seem this myself. The usual cause of this is human and pet residue on the synthetic fibres such as oils and hair.

The best course of action is to get the yellow pages out and contact a local pest controller. I have heard prices vary considerably, so I would suggest that getting quotes would be worth doing in this instance.