Fabric pests in a business can be a serious problem particularly if you store natural fabrics like wool, cotton, fur, or angora. The usual suspects are textile moths and carpet beetles which are the most common pests that can cause damage to these expensive fabrics causing a huge financial loss.
The larvae can cause significant damage to non-synthetic fabrics, especially
natural fibre carpets. Some infestations are started by adult carpet beetles
who are capable flyers who move from house to house, allowing them to breed
rapidly. They are most likely to be found in areas where fabrics are stored or rarely used.
Size: Adult beetles range from 1.7 – 3.5mm long with their larvae growing up to 4-5mm in length.
Colour: Distinct irregular pattern of white, brownish, and yellowish patches.
Breeding: Life cycle from 1-3 years depending on the food source and environmental conditions.
A number of different species of moth will attack and damage textiles
and animal products, however in the UK the common (or webbing)
clothes moth (Tineola Bisselliella) is one of the most aggressive species
and can be found across the whole country.
Size: These moths are relatively small, ranging from 5-8mm long with their larvae growing up to 10mm in length.
Colour: Straw coloured wings with no distinct markings.
Breeding: Egg to adult is usually about 42 days. May reach 10 to 18 months if the food is poor or temperatures are cold depending on the food source and environmental conditions,
A fabric pest problem can be very damaging for any business.
If your company deals with textiles, fabrics, carpets, woollen garments, or upholstery, these pests can ruin your stock, costing thousands of pounds. And for somewhere like a museum, or historic property, a moth problem can cause irreparable damage to priceless artefacts. As soon as you notice signs of fabric pests, like holes in materials or larvae and eggs, you need to call The Pied Piper. Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are fully trained on all types of fabric pest infestations. Using their knowledge and expertise, they’ll identify the species that is creating your pest problem and recommend the appropriate and effective treatment. This might include sprays and fogging treatment to reach all the problem areas and remove the fabric pest for good.
We have been trading for over twenty five years and have gained a reputation as one of Londons leading pest control providers with our professionalism and customer service, our reviews speak for themsleves.
The Pied Piper have a proven track record and experience covering all types of pest control including Rodents, bed bugs, wasps, fleas, grey squirrels, foxes and birds.
The Pied Piper places health and safety above all else when dealing with the public. Our technicians are constantly attending the latest courses and have regular safety training to allow them to carry out their work safely
The Pied Piper can also provide your business with the following additional services and expertise as these would be an extension of the pest control solutions we provide.
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We will make sure that after your treatment program is complete your premises will be clear of any pests