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Get Carpet Moths out of your home
What are carpet moths? They are moths that love carpets, and when you have them the corners and edges of the carpet will develop balding patches. This usually means an infestation. This problem needs immediate attention since it will only get worse. Carpet moths are quite stubborn when it comes to leaving your home.
Carpet moths are obstinate, and so it is strongly advised that a continual regime of prevention be started. Because the weather gets warmer or centrally heated is use during winter, carpet moth infestations have become a year-round problem. Be certain to maintain your carpet cleaning schedule.
Carpet moths hide in darker and less disturbed areas – behind the sofas, along skirting boards, and under bookcases. Regular vacuuming these areas, with furniture moving and curtains opened in rooms used less as this helps to make a less attractive environment for carpet moths to stay in. Some experts advise that this does not mean that your carpets are dirty and carpet cleaning is needed. In fact, carpet moths seem to be quite picky where they dine. While others will advise the carpet moths seems to prefer dirty rugs, often avoiding clean rugs.
The treatment that is best is to loosen the carpet and to spray underneath and then to spray the carpet pile. This ensures that the moths are completely sprayed. There is always the possibility the furniture might also need treating as this might be where they are hiding. Maintain your regular schedules of carpet cleaning by vacuuming 3 times each week and have professional carpet cleaning done once or twice each year.
Here is some advice on how protect your carpets from these pests. Thoroughly vacuum carpets and making sure to vacuum around edges. This will ensure all the carpet moth eggs are removed. Also vacuum beneath sofas and move items that have gaps beneath them or in back of them. These are places that carpet moths lay eggs. Hire the West Harbour carpet cleaning people to clean the carpets. Get some insecticide spray from the pest control shop or look online and then spray as advised above.
Adult moths don’t do the damage; it is the larvae that feast on the carpets. Larvae look to feed on wool. There are 2 types of these moths – the webbing moth and the casemaking moth. The webbing moth larvae will attach tubes to dark seams and crevices, making them fairly wedded to that spot. The case making of moth’s larvae don’t fasten tubes so they are mobile and cause more amounts of damage.
The adult moth lay eggs where the larvae will eat. Every female may lay up to 150 eggs at one time. The larval phase may last up to thirty months. It is important to have carpet cleaning done during this time. The infestation of moths will last as long as there is a supply of food and the wool in carpets are a rich supply.
For further information, contact Carpet Cleaning West Harbour for all your carpet and carpet cleaning needs.