Solutions for Getting Rid of Moths
Moths in NYC homes are typically one of two varieties – either a clothes moth that lives in closets and around fabrics or a pantry moth that feeds and lays its eggs in the grains and processed foods you keep in your pantry.
The problem with both of these locations is that you generally do not want to be applying chemical pest treatments around your clothes or areas where you prepare food. For this reason, moth control has to use a range of strategies to provide safe and effective treatment.
How Professionals Get Rid of Moths
When moths get inside your home, the best treatment is usually a two-fold approach. The first aspect is habitat reduction and removing contaminated materials to reduce the moths’ ability to survive in your home. In the early stages of an infestation, this may be enough to remove moths altogether. By using additional moth treatments, it is possible to get rid of the remaining moths.
Different strategies for habitat reduction and treatments include:
- Addressing Infested Items – For pantry moths, there will often be food items that have moth larva that you need to throw out completely. For clothing moths, washing items in hot water can kill moths. This will start to curtail moth activity.
- Vacuuming and Surface Cleaning – The next step is often to vacuum and wipe down hard surfaces to remove any moths and eggs you may not be able to see. This also removes debris like droppings and webbing that moths leave behind.
- Moth Treatments – If there are still moths in your home, a professional pest technician can apply treatments that will kill any remaining moths, taking into account the location and your safety before the process begins.
- Growth Regulators – The growth regulator for moths prevents larvae from aging into adults which can then lay more eggs, helping to combat moths by interrupting the cycle.
Depending on where moths are living and the size of your infestation, the process to get rid of moths can be an intensive one and missing even a few will enable moths to come back as soon as treatment is done.
24-Hour Pest Control offers moth control in NYC that will work with you throughout the entire process. Our goal is to remove moths, quickly limit the damage they can do to your belongings, and utilize procedures that are safe for both you and your family. Give us a call today if you have been dealing with moths in your home.