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Moth pest control for business

London’s most reliable treatment against fabric pests

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.

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Fabric pest information and facts

  • Clothes moths do not pose any real health risks, but can cause unsightly holes and ruin your clothes, carpets, and even your sofas.

  • Clothes moth larvae feed mainly on keratin which can be found in woollen items, furs, and other natural materials.

  • You usually only realize you have a moth problem when you see the damage they have caused, but by then it could be too late.

  • Carpet beetles are a cause for concern because they can cause significant damage to carpets, clothes, curtains, and a multitude of natural fabrics including furniture coverings.

  • Carpets Beetles do not bite but can cause irritation with hairs or bristles during the larval stage.

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Carpet Beetle

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.

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Common Clothes Moth

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.

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How do you know if your business is affected?

  • You will see live evidence of insects like moths flying around or very small beetles crawling in and around natural fabrics.

  • When using or moving fabrics you may notice damage to the cloth or item. This can be small holes or bits of fabric frayed at the ends.

  • Fabric pests love old expensive oriental rugs and carpets and these can easily be damaged, especially if they are hung on walls for decoration as they are undisturbed.

  • You may get complaints from customers who have been sold damaged goods from your business and this can seriously harm your reputation.

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How do I get rid of them?

  • Firstly, check all fabrics or items of furniture that you have not disturbed for a long time, as these will be the high risk areas.

  • Remove and discard any damaged fabrics at once to prevent the insects from infesting other goods.

  • Check for live or dead insects in quiet, dark, undisturbed areas of your business.

  • Make sure that you rotate stock on a regular basis and purchase fabric products from reputable companies.

  • If you run a business and require professional treatment against fabric pests, then give The Pied Piper a call and we will do the rest.

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About our treatment for fabric pests for businesses

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.

  • At the Pied Piper Pest Control Company, we will not just cover your premises for any old pest problem.
  • We will give you the correct number of visits for your business and cover you for the pests you are most likely to get.
  • We will also make sure that we are treating the right areas of your business. After all, there’s no point treating the interior of a warehouse if the rats are coming in from outside.
  • Our extensive experience in pest control means we are able to deal with every pest in every type of business.
  • Detailed inspection reports on each and every visit, allowing us to include information on pest infestation, findings, advice or recommendations, the treatment carried out, and pesticides we have used.

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Outstanding Reputation

We have been trading for over twenty-five years and have gained a reputation as one of London’s leading pest control providers with our professionalism and customer service, our reviews speak for themselves.  We offer 24-hour pest control in and around London.

  • Reliable and professional service
  • Rapid response times
  • Dedicated & responsive customer care team
  • Fully trained technicians
  • Trustpilot and google accredited reviews

Efficient Solutions

The Pied Piper has a proven track record and experience covering all types of pest control including Rodents, bed bugs, wasps, fleas, grey squirrels, foxes and birds. We can Identify pest species and signs quickly and take instant action. You can expect high-quality services from expert pest technicians to ensure effective treatment for common pests, seasonal pests, unwanted pests, bed bug infestations, and other pests.

  • Latest techniques and formulations
  • Environmentally friendly solutions
  • Non toxic alternatives are available
  • Comprehensive monitoring and reports
  • Professional & experienced technicians

Safety Conscious

The Pied Piper places health and safety above all else when dealing with the public. Our pest control procedures are safe for people and pets. Our local technicians are constantly attending the latest courses and have regular safety training to carry out their work safely. We use pest control chemicals that are safe for use and we use the best pest control methods provided by pest control professionals. So, you can ensure quality pest removal services from us. 

  • All pesticides used are approved for use in the UK
  • All technicians are kitted out with the relevant PPE
  • CHAS, Safe Contractor, CEPA, BPCA accredited
  • Non-Toxic treatments


The Pied Piper can also provide your home or business with the following additional services and expertise as these would be an extension of the pest control solutions we provide. Our pest control technicians take pest control contracts seriously and put immense effort into ensuring the best quality services for you. 


  • Abseiling
  • Decontamination services
  • Rubbish removal
  • Decontamination and disinfection treatments
  • Drain surveys and inspections

“I have an excellent team ready to deal with your pest problems so if you need any help at any
time you can contact us via live chat or our contact form and
we will reply back ASAP”

How it Works

1. Contact

Call or message us and we will arrange for a member of our team to contact you

  • Local Knowledgeable pest control experts
  • Calls returned same day
    (during Mon-Fri 8-5pm)
  • Trustpilot Accredited

2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem and quote you over the phone or arrange a survey and email you a quote asap

  • Appointment time slots to suit you
  • Control programs tailored to your requirements
  • BPCA certified technicians

3. Treatment

Our BPCA qualified technicians will attend your property to provide pest control treatments

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Explain clearly what our tech will do
  • Child & pet safe treatments

4. Aftercare

We will make sure that after your treatment program is complete your premises will be clear of any pests

  • Pest prevention advice given
  • Detailed reports
  • Peace of mind
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