Moth Removal in Central VA

A single moth in your home is nothing to be alarmed about.  Chances are it just entered through a window.  However, if you're seeing a bunch of moths in and around your closets or pantry, you likely have a problem.  Moths normally enter a residence as larvae coming from someone's clothes or a grocery bag.  They love closets and pantries because of the nourishment they find in clothes or something like an open bag of pet food.  And when an infestation occurs things like pesticides are not very effective. 

Moth larvae normally emerge within several weeks and can feed on your fabrics for a year or longer.  They love the dark which is why clothing that is not worn often is normally where you'll see them. 

Moth Deterrants

There's a variety of deterrants that can keep moths away.  Each one has it's own set of pros and cons. 

  1. Red Cedar - Very effective, however, it will only destroy young larvae.
  2. Mothballs - Effective but they contain pesticides that can do more harm than good.  They also are overpowering and thus hard to wash out of clothes
  3. Lavender - Another effective method only it won't kill existing moths and larvae. 

What can you do to make sure you don't get moths?

When storing away garments of clothing for a season, it's important to first thoroughly wash them.  This will rid you of moth eggs as well as any debris that could attract other pests.  Use resealable bags and plastic, air tight boxes as those are items that are difficult for moths to penetrate. 


If your moth problem becomes too great it's time to call in a professional.  At Chesterfield Pest Services we carry all the items necessary to rid you of moths not only in the present, but the future as well. 

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