As stated above, there are a number of different types of moths that vary in shapes and sizes. The diets that these moths have are also very different, depending on the specific species of moth in question. Some prefer to remain outside and primarily act as pollinating insects, while others can be real pests, and will prefer to feed on natural fabrics, foods and even blood. The signs that point to whether or not you have a moth infestation will also vary greatly depending on the kind of moth that has found its way into your home. A fabric-feeding moth will usually be detected only after you have found clothes or other fabrics that appear to have small holes in them. In the case of a food-feeding moth, you may unfortunately have to find some webbing or droppings in your kitchen cupboards before you actually see any moths. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can prevent moths from getting into your home.
In order to keep moths out of your home, and to minimize the likelihood of an infestation spreading, you should always be sure to inspect all food products that you bring into your kitchen, particularly foods that are grain-based, including dry pet foods. You should also regularly check your clothing and other fabrics like curtains, sheets, blankets, towels and even rugs and carpeting. House plants are also a common place for moth infestations to start in the home, so it is important to keep an eye out for any signs like webbing or droppings that can be found on the plant. A great way to keep moths from trying to enter your home while they fly around at night is to keep the outside of your home well-lit. This will attract the moths to the lights outside of your home, rather than those that shine through your windows at night.
If you have discovered a significant moth infestation in your home, be sure to give Conquest Pest Control a call, or go online to book an appointment with our expert exterminators. We will be sure to solve the problem quickly and effectively, so you and the rest of your household can get back to your daily, pest-free routine. Contact us today!