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How to Get Rid of Moths

First the good news: moths aren’t a health risk. Now the bad news: they can cause unsightly damage to clothes, carpets and other materials in your home. Take action as soon as you see the tell-tale holes, or spot small maggot-like larvae or silk cocoons.

There are a number of things you should do immediately to help get rid of moths:

Find out where the heart of the problem is. It might be in a wardrobe, chest of drawers or cupboard. It should be fairly obvious because you’ll see the most signs of damage in that particular area.

Start to get rid of the moths by using moth traps to catch the adults, and vacuuming regularly in the affected area to remove all the larvae.

Thoroughly launder all your clothes and other fabrics in the infected area, such as bed sheets, linen and blankets.

If you’ve done all this and still can’t get rid of the moths, you should call in our expert technicians. 

FACT: UK moths that can cause problems in your home: Common Clothes Moth, Case Bearing Clothes Moth, Brown House Moth & White Shouldered House Moth.

How Rentokil Can Help

Our experts can recognise the type of moth that is causing your problem. They’ll then use the most effective method to get rid of them, such as a spray, fumigation or  heat treatment.

We can offer an effective chemical free ‘heat pod’ treatment. This is particularly useful for getting rid of moths, eggs and larvae in delicate items that can’t be laundered.

Call Rentokil free on 0800 218 2210 to arrange getting rid of moths from your home.

More Top Tips for Getting Rid of Moths

Follow these tips for the best chance of getting rid of moths in your home.

  1. Change vacuum bags often to make sure you remove all larvae and eggs from your property.
  2. Wash all fabrics, soft furnishings, linens, curtains and towels in the affected area – moth larvae find these as tasty as clothes.
  3. Clean and wash down affected wardrobes, cupboards and drawers, especially cracks and crevices where eggs might be hiding.
  4. Clean suitcases, bags and containers as these might be hiding more eggs or larvae.

Making Your Home Moth Free

Call Rentokil free on 0800 218 2210 for a free quote to get rid of moths from your home for good.