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How To Control Casemaking Clothes Mothsclothesmoth

There are a number of pests that can do a significant amount of damage to our gardens and goods and even our home structure, but there is one particular pest that does most of it’s damage by going after our linen closet. This pest is the Casemaking Clothes Moth. This pest is very tiny ranging between 3/8- to 1/2-inch from wing tip to wing tip yet the amount of damage it can create in households and commercial clothing manufacturers can be huge.

Casemaking Clothes Moth are a fabric-destroying insects much like the hide beetle and carpet beetle. This moth has been known to infest and tear into  sweaters, coats, upholstery, piano felts, blankets and any other woolen products. Why does the casemaking clothes moth have such a big appetite for clothes and fabrics? What they are really wanting is protein contained in fabric materials called keratin, which is their main source of energy. Many people know that keratin is the chief protein constituent of such human tissues as hair, fingernails and skin.

Casemaking Cloth moths go through a complete metamorphosis which mean they have an egg,larvae, pupa and adult stage similar to that of a butterfly. When they reach adulthood, they do not feed on fabrics and have a short life span. It is during the larvae stage where the Casemaking clothes moths are small cream-colored caterpillars with brown head capsules where they do the most damage to fabrics.

If you have an infestation of casemaking clothes moth in your home or place of business, you must act quickly before they do a large amount of damage. At Solutions Pest and Lawn we can give you the right DIY approach and offer the best control products available on the market to get rid of this destructive pest..

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How To Get Rid of Casemaking Clothes Moths: Solutions 3 Step Process

To eliminate casemaking clothes moths from your property, you will need to first to a through inspection to find all sources of the infestation. Once you have detected where these moths are hiding and residing, you can then move on to controlling and prevention. We recommend a combination of methods, from traps to insecticide sprays and dusts. Take a look below at our simple to implement steps to getting rid of this problem pest.


Step 1: Traps are a good way to start the control process. At Solutions, we carry Pro Pest Clothes Moth Trap specifically to deal with this type of pest. These are pheromone based traps which use female sex pheromones to lure males. The attractant is much stronger than natural pheromones emitted and which male moths will not be able to resist. Place a number of these traps around areas of high activity and check back regularly to see the results.


Step 2: Give your home or area a good vacuuming and make sure to vacuum regularly and clean garments to set the stage for control and make the environment unfriendly to these moths. Things like reducing humidity and moisture. Dry cleaning your clothes is also a good method of killing moths that may be hiding inside of clothing.


Step 3: Once you have cleaned up and checked all your closets, clothing, rugs, carpeting, and other problem areas you can then use treatment applications. We recommend spraying a broad-spectrum liquid pesticide Tempo SC Ultra or an aerosol spray like Microcare Insecticide Aerosol. Spray the product around the perimeter of rooms and closets to create a barrier and inside cracks and crevices.


Dusts also work very well in areas that are heavily infested by casemaking clothes moths. Dusts usually can reach places liquid sprays cannot. We recommend Delta Dust or Alpine Dust Insecticide.


Browse our casemaking clothes moth control products below and be sure to check out our  Knowledge base, view our how-to videos, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or call us at (800) 479-6583 and we will give you all the help you need to confidently control and eliminate this pest or any other problem pest

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