Moth Infestation:

Moths are a polyphyletic group of insects that don’t share an immediate common ancestor. The moths are the members of Lepidoptera insect order which includes many species of butterflies, moths, and skippers, etc. There are 160,000 species of moths in the whole world many of which have yet to be described.

In Australia, approximately 22,000 to 30,000 species of moths are generally found many of which have yet to be described. These species of moths are not harmful to us. There are mainly two types of moths that cause great damage that are:

Moth Infestation

  • Cloth moths
  • Pantry moths

These moths do not harm the human directly but cause damage to clothes that we wear and food material that we humans eat. The Major Pest Control Sydney provides effective treatments of these moths through which this moth infestation can be easily stopped.

Moth Life Cycle:

Like other Lepidoptera insect moth also follows the same life cycle which includes 4 stages that are:

  • Egg stage
  • Larvae stage
  • Pupa stage
  • Adult stage

Cloth Moths:

The cloth moth does not cause any harm to the people but causes great damage to cloths. The larvae stage moth causes most of the damage while the adult moth lay a large number of eggs between the small holes of the cloths which ultimately result in more larvae stage moths. These cloth moths generally survive by consuming fabric and cloths.

Types of Cloth Moth:

In Australia, there are 2 types of cloth moths are found which cause a great level of damage to clothes. These 2 types are:

  • Common cloth moth: The common cloth moths are 8-10mm long and are golden-brown colored. These common cloth moths feed on clothes and natural fibers. 
  • Case bearing cloth moth: The case bearing moths are 7-10mm long and have a silver brown color wing. Case bearing cloth moth feed on carpets and woolen fabric.

Life Cycle of Cloth Moth:

At different stages of the life cycle of cloth moth the cloth moth damage and affect the cloths differently. The life cycle of cloth moth is as follows.

Life Cycle of Cloth Moth

  • Egg stage: The female cloth moth can lay 150eggs on the surface of the cloth and fabric. This egg stage of cloth moth lasts for 5-6 days.
  • Larvae stage: After 5-6 days the eggs hatch and larvae stage begins. At the larvae stage, the cloth moths do the most of the damage to the cloths.
  • Pupa stage: At the pupa stage the cloth moth moves away from their food sources that are fabric, cloths and find other places or small corners to hide.
  • Adult stage: At the adult moth stage the cloth moth is weak flyers. So, they usually try to hide and can be easily detected. As they do not get attracted from light so always prefer to hide in dark areas such as in wardrobes, cupboards, basements, closets and under furniture, etc.

Damage that Cloth Moth Cause:

The cloth moth feeds on the cloth and fabric and cause great damage to stored cloth and other cloth-based things and materials. These cloth moths basically damage the

  • Wool
  • Cashmere
  • Feathers
  • Fur
  • Silk
  • Cotton
  • Coats
  • Pillows
  • Synthetic fabric
  • Human hair
  • Leather
  • Sweaters
  • Floor mats
  • Carpets, etc.

Pantry Moth:

These are the small moths that can lay up to 400 eggs at a time directly on the food material, and cause great damage to food sources. 

Type of Pantry Moth:

There are 4 types of pantry moths which are found in Australia that is:

  • Mediterranean pantry moth: The Mediterranean pantry moths are larger as compared to Indian meal moths. Flour, grain, breakfast cereals are their favorite food to which they cause great damage. These Mediterranean pantry moths are also known as a food moth or flour moth. 
  • Indian meal moth: The Indian meal moths are one of the most common types of pantry moths. These are the common pantry moths that are found all over the world. The Indian meal moth damages the common food materials such as fruits, nuts, cereals, rice, pasta, bread, grains, etc.
  • Brown house moth: These pantry moths attack on potatoes, seeds, flour, biscuits oatmeal, rice. These are more destructive.
  • White-shouldered moth: This type of pantry moth is mostly found in bird nest, and they attack basically on bird’s food material, such as bird seeds, etc.

Pantry Moth Life Cycle:

The pantry moths live from 30 to 300 days approximately. The speed of their development and growth depends upon the atmosphere in which they live. Their life cycle depends on the temperature. The warmer the temperature the faster will be the life cycle process of pantry moths.

  1. Egg stage: The pantry moths’ eggs can be easily identified as they are of white graycolor the eggs of pantry moth are smaller in size. One female pantry moth can lay down 400 eggs at once directly on the food material.
  2. Larvae stage: This stage is also known as a feeding stage. These are ½ inch long in size and contain 5 pairs of legs. The color of larvae of moth directly depends upon the food material. This stage of the pantry moth life cycle lasts from 2 to 3 months. 
  3. Pupa stage: At this pupa stage the pantry moths are found away from food material. Because at the pupa stage the pantry moth usually finds places to hide. This pantry moth pupa stage lasts from 15 to 20 days. These pupa pantry moths are found in small corners, cracks, and sports.
  4. Adult stage: The adult pantry moths are attracted to light and fly in search of a potential mate. They don’t feed, and their only work is to reproduce and lay more and more eggs. These pantry moths will fly all over in your premises. They only live 1or 2 weeks as they don’t eat, but they can lay 400 eggs.

Damage That Pantry Moth Cause:

The pantry moth feed on food materials. They cause damage by laying their eggs directly on the food materials. Various meals to which these pantry moths can easily reach and may cause great damage are:

  • Grains 
  • Candy
  • Nuts                                                                      
  • Flours
  • Sweets
  • Seeds
  • Pasta
  • Cereals
  • Grains
  • Dried fruit
  • Spices 
  • Birdseed
  • Dry pet food
  • Biscuits
  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Powder milk
  • Other snacks, etc.

Signs of Moth Infestation:

The signs that these moths both the cloth moth and pantry moths have entered in your home and have started damaging your clothes and food can be observed or seen as flowingly:

  • Spotting the adult cloth moths: The cloth adult moths are weak flyers and generally hide in small areas, and sports and we can find them easily there. You can also find the cloth moth near the cloths and fabric material. 
  • Spotting the adult flying pantry moths: The adult pantry moths have wings, and they can be easily detected as we can saw these moths normally flying near the food materials in deem light You can also find them in a packed material by opening up the edges and seeing whether any pantry moth fly out or not.
  • Cocoons: You can also find cocoons in the corners, cabinets, and in other tiny areas.
  • Larvae in the home: you can also find out larvae moving or crawling in your kitchen cabinets, rooms or hanging from walls, etc. 
  • Webbing: Webbing and cocoon webbing which both cloth moth and pantry moth left while crawling on clothes, fabrics, food or eatable things, etc.
  • Hole in cloths: Small irregular cloths hole in cloths, wool, carpets, fabrics, etc.
  • Packing hole: The pantry moth can easily enter in your house through the purchased grocery or through-hole in dry food packing. 
  • Sand like particles: If found small sand-like particles near food and cloth material or at other places in your premises.
  • Strain and grainy material

If you notice these symbols in your premises then don’t get panic, and just make a call to Major Pest Control Sydney and our professional experts will make your premises moth free.

Services That Major Pest Control Sydney Offer:

Most people consider this moth infestation a normal minor problem, but slowly it becomes a big destructive problem for both food and cloth when the number of these moths increase in your house or premises at a large level. When the number of moths at your premises increases to a greater level it becomes almost difficult for every individual to solve this problem on their own. So here we Major Pest Control Sydney provide you 24 /7-hour efficient services of experts and professionals which will eliminate all the pest problems in your premises.

In the adult stage, the moth pest becomes very dangerous as they lay more eggs which result in more moth infestation as the cycle of creation of new moth goes on by adult female moths. To solve this problem Major Pest Control Sydney provides the best moth control services of our professionals which are experts and trained to solve these types of pest problems in the best possible manner.

The efficient services provided by the Major Pest Control Sydney are mentioned as following:

• Consultation:

One on one personalized services are provided by Major Pest Control Sydney for its customers. You only need to give us a call and your all problems regarding the moth infestation including both cloth moth and pantry moth will no longer be a problem of your alone. Whenever you need help you can directly interact with our professionally trained consultants, which will not only listen to your problem but also provide the best services as per according to your needs.

• Inspection:

After hearing your problem the Major Pest Control Sydney will first inspect your premises to determine what could be the best course of action for moth infestation control. Through inspection, Major Pest Control Sydney’s professionals will identify what type of method or treatment has to be used to get rid of these moths. 

• Risk assessment:

Based on the risk assessment Major Pest Control Sydney team professionals will determine the type of methods and tools that can be used for moth infestation control. The same type of methods and tools can’t be used in every situation at every place. So Major Pest Control Sydney professionals will first select the best technique as per according to the risk assessment of your premises.

• Identification and monitoring:

As above explained firstly our team of experts will do an inspection of your premises and gather important information regarding the moth infestation control. After the Major Pest Control Sydney will take the best measure according to this pest’s life cycle.

• Treatment:

Once Major Pest Control Sydney has considered all other factors related to pantry moth infestation the final step is to start the treatment of pest control. Out of various pest control methods, Major Pest Control Sydney professionals only use the best non-harmful methods of moth infestation control. Two ways of moth control are chemical and non-chemical methods which are explained as flowingly.

Treatment

• Non-chemical methods:

  • At Major Pest Control Sydney non-chemical methods are preferred when moth infestation is at its initial stage and are not much destructive. Our professional also uses these non-chemical methods as post-treatment after the chemical methods are being used. Non-chemical methods which our company Major Pest Control Sydney use are:
  1. Vacuum cleaning 
  2. Airtight packing
  3. Cabinet cleaning
  4. Steam cleaning 
  5. Cleaning and wash down effective wardrobes
  6. Deep cleaning of the house, etc.

• Chemical methods

1. Boric acid | diatomite

It is a chemical that is used for destroying pests. Diatomite is also known as diatomaceous earth. It is one of the most common methods which is used for various types of pest control. Diatomite is used by Major Pest Control Sydney in the form of powder. This powder is placed in the corners or small sports of your kitchen, wardrobes, and other places and not spray on the items.

2. Poisonous baits

Sometimes Major Pest Control Sydney uses poisonous baits also which are the mixture of food and some toxicants. It also includes some additives like oil, water, sugar, etc. to increase attractiveness.

3. Moth sticky trap

The use of various types of chemicals pesticides don’t work well in case of cloth moths and pantry moths. Because the cloth moths are cloth damaging pests and pantry moths are food damaging pests and use of chemical pesticides on food and cloth will damage these materials. That’s why Major Pest Control Sydney first prefer moth sticky trap which attract and kills most of the moth pest. This moth sticky trap has a sticky surface where the moth gets stuck in and dies. These Pantry moths’ sticky traps can be used for adult moth control which lay down their eggs on food, clothes, and other places and increases the circle of creation of new moths.

4. Moth killer kit:

Major Pest Control Sydney also provides a moth killer kit with a guide which is very simple and can be easily used for cloth moth and pantry moth infestation control.

5. Moth naphthalene balls:

Moth naphthalene balls are the solid white or multicolor balls. These are made of crude oil, coal tar, and other chemicals. These are used by Major Pest Control Sydney for preventing your premises and kitchen from various types of moths. They can be placed at various corners, tiny sports in the rooms, basement, kitchen, and other sports.

6. Essential oil for moth

This essential oil for a moth is used by our company Major Pest Control Sydney to remove, and eliminate the smell of moth. It can be used as a post moths control process after applying the other treatment methods.

Why Call Us for Help?

Most people think that they can control these types of small moth pests on their own and think there is no need to call for trained professionals for help. But what people don’t know is that self-home treatment can be very expensive, time-consuming and dangerous for them and the most important thing is that they don’t work most of the time.

That is why Major Pest Control Sydney highly recommended that before you waste your money, time and efforts, try to give us a call and get help in getting rid of these moths. Our highly trained professional team will provide you easy, efficient and affordable treatment for your moth infestation problems for both cloth moth and pantry moth. We here provide you 24/7 hours assistance as per according to your convenience, and for this, all you need to do is to give us a call, and we will be there for your help. So, give us a call, and Major Pest Control Sydney will take care of these pantry moths.

Follow Up Course of Action:

The main goal of our company is to satisfy our customers in the best possible manner according to their needs, and for this, Major Pest Control Sydney provides you with the best expert professional services. But our work does not end up on making your premises pest-free. We also go a step further for giving you maximum satisfaction by providing you follow-up services. Some follow-up services provided by Major Pest Control Sydney for moth control are:

  • Post-inspection sessions at different time intervals to ensure that no type of moth is left behind in your premises
  • Full cleaning up of your premises after completing moth control
  • Cleaning out the residues and smell of chemicals and dead pests after completion of job
  • Ensuring that different area of your premises where food material and cloths are kept are cleaned properly

When our employees will leave your home, you will feel like everything is the same but one thing will be gone and that will be the presence of these tiny moths.

Areas Covered by Major Pest Control Sydney:

  • Home 
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial units
  • Shops
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Urban and rural areas
  • Farmhouse
  • Basements
  • Pantry and canteens
  • Cloth manufacturing unit
  • Food manufacturing and packing units

, And many other places where clothes and food materials are kept or stored.