Austin and Surrounding Areas Pest Control: Moths

Moths get inside a home or commercial location via open windows, doors or accidentally from infested plants or items such as rugs, clothing or linens. A potential problem for residential homes, bakeries, restaurants, grain industries and warehouses storing grains, cereals and flour, moth infestations are also easily spread worldwide through commercial trading. Outdoor lighting during the evening hours is also a significant factor in attracting moths to residential or commercial location. The Indian meal moth is a common pest recognized by its pale gray or coppery brown front wings. The Clothes moth is a serious pest since they derive their main source of nourishment from natural fibers and dry food products that include all grains and pet food stored anywhere in homes or businesses across Austin and surrounding areas.

Eco-Friendly Moth Removal

Be Bug Free Services pest management specialists will carefully inspect carpets, closets, bedding, pillowcases, food storage areas and all items made from natural fibers in your home or busines. Our licensed and experienced technicians will apply several non-toxic moth control and removal measures that include:

  • Moth traps that inhibit mating between males and females
  • Apply a series of proven chemical and organic moth removal techniques

Call us for a free consultation to learn more about how to handle a moth infestation at your location.

Prevention Tips 

  • Any dried food product should be checked regularly for the presence of moths. Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in cupboards and food storage areas helps to avoid infestations.
  • Woolens and other natural fabrics must be dry cleaned or washed before storage. 
  • Freezing or heating of moth infested objects
  • Seal flours and grains in sturdy plastic food containers

Facts about Moths

  • The larvae of the silk moth are cultivated and farmed for its silk which produces over 130 kilograms annually and worth approximately 250 million US dollars!
  • Most adult moths do not eat at all and drink only nectar. Only one species of moth eats wool.
  • Clothes moths avoid synthetic fibers. 
  • Moths are nocturnal and attracted to bright locations with ample food supplies that includes restaurants and grocery stores.