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Professional moth treatment

London’s most reliable treatment against fabric pests

Fabric pests in your home can be a serious problem, particularly if you have 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 and carpets.

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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 home 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 natural fibre clothes, you may notice damage to the 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 chunks of carpet coming up as you are vacuuming, usually at the edges of door frames and skirting boards.

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How to I get rid of fabric pests?


  • 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 or clothes at once to prevent the insects from infesting other items.

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

  • Make sure that you rotate clothes on a regular basis.

  • If you have fabric pests in your home and require professional treatment, give The Pied Piper a call and we will do the rest.

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About our treatment for fabric pests in your home
<span>1</span>  Initial Treatment

1 Initial Treatment

  • On the first visit, we will try and trace the source of the infestation.
  • Our technician will check that the premises have been prepared in accordance with our treatment preparation sheet.
  • Our technician will initially talk you through the problems you are experiencing and explain what our initial treatment entails.
  • Our technician will apply a residual insecticide to infested areas including carpets, wardrobes, cupboards and loft areas to name but a few.
  • Where we differ from other companies is that we carry out a dual insecticide treatment and additionally we will also treat all areas using a ultra-low volume application of insecticide to eradicate adult moths and leave a residual barrier on alighting surfaces.
  • Our technician will complete a detailed inspection report explaining what he has done and leave you with a contactless digital copy.
<span>2</span> Follow Up

2 Follow Up

  • The follow up treatment will be carried out two weeks after the initial treatment.
  • Our technician will check that the premises have been prepared in accordance with our treatment preparation sheet.
  • Our technician will treat the property in exactly the same way as the first treatment.
  • Our technician will complete a detailed inspection report explaining what he has done and leave you with a contactless digital copy.
<span>3</span> Follow Up

3 Follow Up

  • The second follow up treatment will be carried out two weeks after the first follow up treatment.
  • Our technician will check that the premises have been prepared in accordance with our treatment preparation sheet.
  • Our technician will treat the property in exactly the same way as the first and second treatment.
  • Our technician will complete a detailed inspection report explaining what he has done and leave you with a contactless digital copy.
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Outstanding Reputation

Outstanding Reputation

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.

  • Reliable and professional service
  • Rapid response times
  • Dedicated & responsive customer care team
  • Safeguarding busienss reputation
  • Trustpilot and google accredited reviews
Efficient Solutions

Efficient Solutions

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.

 

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

Safety Conscious

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

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

Expertise

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.

 

  • Abselling
  • Covid 19 Decontamination services
  • Rubbish removal
  • Decontamination and disinfection treatments
  • Drain surveys and inspections

“I have an excellent team ready to deal with your pest problem so if you need any help at any
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we will reply back ASAP.”

How it Works
1. Contact

1. Contact

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

  • Local Knowledgeable experts
  • Calls returned same day
    (during Mon-Fri 8-5pm)
  • Trustpilot Accredited
2. Survey

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

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

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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