Clothing Moth

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How to get rid of moths

An established infestation may often require professional treatment to get rid of moths effectively.

Although many homeowners struggle with do it yourself moth control remedies the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.

Tips for getting rid of moths

For the best chance of getting rid of moths in your home, follow these tips:

  • Change vacuum bags often to make sure you remove all larvae and eggs from your property.

  • Wash all fabrics, soft furnishings, linens, curtains and towels in the affected area – moth larvae find these as tasty as clothes.

  • Clean and wash down affected wardrobes, cupboards and drawers, especially cracks and crevices where eggs might be hiding.

  • Clean suitcases, bags and containers as these might be hiding more eggs or larvae.

Getting rid of moths with Ehrlich

We can help you with our full range of effective solutions to treat infestations and eliminate your moth problem.

Our effective treatment is suitable for eliminating moths, eggs and larvae in delicate items that cannot be laundered.

Prior to recommending a moth control solution, your technician will properly identify the moth species affecting your property. Different moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.

Your technician will select a moth treatment method based on a number of factors: species, quantity of stored products, type of structure, etc.

For stored products moths e.g. Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc. in homeowner accounts, non-chemical control methods (sanitation, better storage, low temperature/freezing) and spraying may be are used.

For large scale commercial accounts, fumigation is an effective option. At times, low-volume chemical treatments can also be effective. 

For the fabric moth pests, non-chemical methods e.g. vacuuming/sanitation, proper storage, and conventional materials e.g. liquid sprays and dusts are commonly used.

Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not persist.

Our moth extermination service includes

  • Our technician will call you to arrange a convenient time for a visit.

  • On arrival, our technician will explain the treatment process before commencing work.

  • We will highlight areas of infestation and where proofing is needed to prevent further problems and offer other prevention advice.

  • After treatment, we will arrange follow up visits, if they are required. This will vary with treatment types and infestation levels.

At Ehrlich, our technicians are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state certified, licensed applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise.

They understand the habits of each moth species and use that knowledge when developing a control program for you.

Call us free at 1-800-837-5520 to benefit from our range of control programs.

How to prevent moths

It can be difficult to prevent moths, but there are practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of an infestation.

Try if you can to deny them access indoors, to help protect your clothing and other delicate items from moth damage.

Moth repellents and other DIY products are available to try and control a small problem on your own.

To guarantee complete control of a large and repeat infestation, professional treatment is the best option.

High risk areas for moth infestations

High risk areas around your property, which are known to attract various moth species should be regularly inspected as part of an active prevention plan.

  • Underneath beds - especially in little used spare rooms.

  • Infrequently used cupboards, drawers and wardrobes - Clothes Moths do not like light so are frequently attracted to darker areas which are usually undisturbed.

  • Lofts and Attics - moths can be attracted to bird nests in eaves of homes.

Need more help with prevention?

Call Ehrlich now at 1-800-837-5520 to schedule an inspection of your home or business.


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