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We will identify moth infestations, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

moth removal Moth Control London

We will identify moth infestations, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

“Help, I Have a Moth Infestation!”

Cases of moth infestations have doubled over the past 5 years. Luckily, moths are not known to transmit any diseases but they can still cause a considerable amount of damage. It is widely believed that moths eat through fabrics and clothes but this belief is inaccurate.

The damage is actually caused by the larvae that feed on keratin, a protein that is present in fabrics.

How Would You Get Rid of Moths in my Property?

IF YOU HAVE SPOTTED LOTS OF MOTHS IN YOUR HOME, SMALL SILKEN TUBES OR LAVAE THAT LOOK LIKE MAGGOTS, THEN YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! AT PESTCURE WE OFFER RELIABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE MOTH CONTROL TREATMENTS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. WE COVER LONDON AND THE MOST OF THE UK.

How To Prevent Moths

Furnishings and fabrics are at risk from these common pests due to the fact that they can be tricky to prevent. Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting a moth infestation.

1. Block the moths’ access to your property in the first instance. Fly screens are helpful as is drawing your curtains at nightime

2. Keep all clothing clean as moths tend to be attracted to soiled or dirty clothes. Refresh clothes that you do not tend to wear very often. Wash items at highest possible temperatures and ensure you do not damage items! You should always read labels.

3. Alternatvely, deep freezing any infested items at -18c will kill eggs (3 days is recommended).

4. Vacuum hidden areas such as underneath beds as regular vacuuming can help remove any eggs before they hatch.

5. Ensure any textile materials you plan to hold for a while are in sealed bags as this prevents the moths laying eggs. This is due to the fact that moth larvae eat things such as: carpets, clothing, bedding, upholstery, dried foods, textile materials, furniture, natural fibres like: cotton, silk, wool, hair, fur, feathers and synthetic fibres if mixed with natural fibres.

6. Moths can even feed on dust, ventilation and ducting. These areas should be cleaned appropriately and regularly. When a food source isn’t available, the larvae aren’t picky; they will chomp through most things.

7. Check for signs of moths and inspect clothes thoroughly, paying great attention to the creases and crevices. Make sure that you also check under the label.

8. Ensure all clothing is clean and store appropriately in vacuum bags or airtight boxes for optimum results.

9. Check your wardrobes regularly and keep them clean by vaccuming. Shake clothes often as moths don’t like to be disturbed.

10. Use moth traps. These traps can help you monitor the current situation and prevent moths mating.

11. Use natural remedies to repel moths. There are various essential oils and herbs that deter moths such as: lavender, bay leaves, mint, rosemary, cloves, thyme, cedar, peppercorns, eucalyptus oil and ginseng. There are also ready mixed solutions available that are specifically for clothes moths.

12. Check less obvious areas as an infestation can occur in places that we often cant see, such as old birds’ nests or dead birds in open chimneys. This is common in older properties and provide good food sources for the larvae to progress.

Moth Control for Your Home or Business

Whether it’s your home or business that’s infested, Pestcure Ltd have various moth treatments available. We can get rid of your moths and give expert prevention advice to stop them returning. We are specialists in dealing with both clothes and carpet moths so contact us today for a no obligation quote.

How Much Will a Moth Treatment Cost Me?

Inspection Only

(NO TREATMENT)

Two Part Visit

(TWO TREATMENTS)

Three Part Visit

(RECOMMENDED)

If you opt for the recommended three part visit, we offer flexible payment options allowing you to pay in 3 x installments after each visit to help you spread the cost.

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Signs You Have Moth Infestation

Moths in your home or business can be very distressing. The damage that can be caused by moth larvae is severe and can prove quite costly. Furthermore, it can be devastating to find sentimental items such as your wedding dress destroyed by moth larvae as these items are irreplaceable.

As with all pests, preventation is key in the battle against moths.

It can be tricky to distinguish the difference between a fleeting moth and a moth infestation. Despite this, there are many signs that indicate you may have a moth problem such as:

1. Irregular shaped holes on items such as: rugs, carpets, textiles and clothes. This is due to the larvae feeding on the proteins in the fabric.

2. Adult Moths in your home, crawling or flying. A single moth is unlikely to signify a problem but if you notice three or four, then it is wise to check for more signs.

3. Ruined upholstery and wool rugs. You may see patches of damage, especially in the less used area. Again, this is due to the larvae feeding on proteins in the fabric.

4. Small crusty deposits which are cases that the larvae live in. You may also see small silken tubes.

5. White webbing in your wardrobe accompanied by cocoons. Pay great attention to the corners as this is where they are usually found.

6. General damage to fabrics, textiles, rugs, bedding, clothes, and stored goods.

If you have a large infestation, or your DIY efforts have failed, a professional moth exterminator may be required. A thorough 3 part treatment with professional insecticides may be the most effective solution to control these common pests.

At Pestcure, we offer tailored solution plans and guarantee that we will solve your moth infestation!

What Happens If Moths Come Back or the Treatment Doesn’t Work Fully?

We offer a 3 month guarantee to all of our clients, providing that your 3 part treatment plan is carried out according to the technician’s recommendations.

How to Get Rid of Moths

If you discover a moth problem, your first instinct would probably be to reach for chemicals thinking that they would solve the problem quickly. If you attempt to treat a moth infestation with store bought pesticides or products, you run the risk of transferring potentially dangerous chemicals. These chemicals can be hazardous if your skin comes into contact with them through your clothes or bedding.

They could also prove harmful to pets and children so it is vital that you carry out research to enable you to assess the risks and understand the precautions that you should be taking.

There is no quick fix to a moth infestation due to the complex egg cycle. Larvae are often at different stages and therefore require multiple targeted treatments to fully eradicate them. You can however, reduce the infestation by taking the following steps:

  1. Wash all affected items on the highest possible temperature (check the label) or alternatively deep freeze the items for 3 days. Both techniques will kill any eggs present in the fabric.
  2. Vacuum and then clean wardrobes/affected areas with a water-vinegar solution (always research beforehand to check it is safe to do so especially if the material is antique).
  3. Space clothes out to prevent the larvae spreading/transfering on to other items of clothing.
  4. Use natural remedies to repel moths. There are various essential oils and herbs that deter moths such as: lavender, bay leaves, mint, rosemary, cloves, thyme, cedar, peppercorns, eucalyptus oil and ginseng. There are also ready mixed solutions available specifically for clothes moths.
  5. The final step is to call in professional pest control. At pestcure, we have the knowledge and expertise to identify the source of the infestation and eliminate it completely. Our (BPCA) British Pest Control Association certified technicians will create a bespoke eradication plan, ensuring that the chemicals used are both child and pet safe giving you complete peace of mind.

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DuncanDuncan
20:01 07 Nov 23
I have a tenanted property and am not local to it. James was diligent, professional and considerate with both the tenant of the property and I; giving us advice on how to deal with the rodent issue we had. I would highly recommend James and Pestcue to solve the problem First rate, honest and keeps to his word.
Tristan CollinTristan Collin
10:49 01 Nov 23
Been hearing scuttling for about a week until two nights ago when it sounded like someone was breaking into our kitchen. We went in to find a huge rat running around the surfaces. The next day we called James from pest cure and he was here within a few hours. During the visit he located the hole the rat was coming through & even saw the rat. By the time he left the kitchen was put back perfectly with two heavy duty traps hidden by the hole (non of those Amazon pieces of plastic). Although he said it could take a week, that night we heard a thwack and saw a dead rat in the morning. Called up James and he said he’d be here the same day to pick up the rat and fill the hole.For something that can make you feel so disgusting in a house, James sorted us perfectly and I highly recommend Pestcure. 10/10.
Cass DevCass Dev
18:30 27 Oct 23
James is a very professional and knowledgeable pest controller. We are currently using his services for a bed bug related issue and he had been brilliant throughout the process, always able to fit in an appointment at convenient times. Would highly recommend him.
Joseph MarkidesJoseph Markides
08:37 25 Oct 23
Unfortunately my issue with Mice in my flat was not resolved. James told me I had a “mild infestation” which I assumed would have been easy for a professional to deal with.Unfortunately, a bit more than a month after James’s initial visit, we still see mice in the flat.James was professional and explained that that there are holes in my walls which are large and difficult to reach which I understand and appreciate. Additionally, James was very responsive and came out to the flat a number of times to investigate the situation which is highly appreciated.However, I hired Pestcure to help me sort out an issue, paid their fee, but after a number of visits the issue continues to persist.Response to reply: I don’t understand why this is so disappointing to you. Imagine my disappointment then when I still see rodents in my flat after I paid your fee. I did mention that I appreciate the fact that you came out multiple times and I did mention that James tried his best. Also the claim that I did not close the holes is ridiculous and undermines your response. This is because I could not close the holes while James had traps and other rodenticides down there. I had to wait until James’s last visit before I took action with another professional.
Timothy PrattTimothy Pratt
12:27 21 Oct 23
Had bedbugs. Appointment was arranged quickly with Pestcure and James came for 3 treatments to get rid of our itchy friends.Was always easy to arrange the next step and James was always flexible and also let me know exactly when he was likely to arrive. James was always extremely pleasant and informative.Most importantly, the difference has been great and it’s been a fortnight (before the 3rd treatment) since we last saw a bedbug.
JADE BEAVENJADE BEAVEN
13:56 08 Oct 23
I can honestly say that pestcure is one of the best companies I have dealt with. My horses stable was plagued with rats and I was at my wits end! James knows his stuff 100% and I am so grateful that my horses food is no longer being eaten by rodents. Thank you so much Pestcure!
John CastleJohn Castle
20:49 07 Oct 23
Iv used pest control people before and haven’t experienced such attentive and great, knowledgeable service. They were just great, dealt with our issue in our offices very quickly and at a good price! Would recommend to all. ThankYou guys
r homawalar homawala
19:53 06 Jan 23
James was very helpful and proactive in helping us with our problem. He explained the procedure and was happy to come back if we had any new problems.
Zoe CopleyZoe Copley
14:05 28 Dec 22
I would highly recommend Pest Cure. James provided excellent service and advice. He was very pragmatic and reassuring. The costs to deal with a mouse issue were very reasonable. The follow up was excellent and he went above and beyond to prevent further incursions by sealing up holes and grates. Overall, excellent, pleasant and professional service.
Grace ThirkellGrace Thirkell
07:49 01 Nov 22
Highly recommend this company. James was so helpful and invested so much time with us to sort our problem. James’s was always on the other end of the phone to provide support and information and really cares about his clients to get the problem solved. Just want to say thank you to James as he helped me through a very challenging time!
Alex HathiramaniAlex Hathiramani
07:49 26 Oct 22
Fantastic experience, James is v knowledgeable and has all the lot needed to remove any issues. Thinks about the client and is reasonably priced unlike other big big competitors who I feel don't have the same skill set. Would definitely re use although I'm hoping I won't need to!So my original review above was last year's issue, this year I had a larger rodent problem, called out James and yet again he's resolved the issue.Issues arose due to rodents living under an outbuilding. James' initial reaction was that it was a drainage issue. He was so thorough, put 2 x cameras down below the outbuilding, removed the decking himself and refused to leave the issue until it was resolved. He came out for 5 visits and after activity seen on camera for over 5 weeks, I've now been 11 days without an issue. This chap is the best in the business full stop, he's fitted drain valves (to stop the rat issue) and persistent rodent bait to eliminate the issue. If the issue comes back I know who to call, but I am at ease now because he has solved the source of the problem and has guided me on how to prevent it in the future. Absolutely brilliant experience and 5 stars really doesn't do his service justice.
Jatin PunjabiJatin Punjabi
22:01 09 Oct 22
James is an extremely professional and kind individual who explains what the problem is and gives his honest opinion. He follows up with good solutions and walks you through the how, what and why. Furthermore, he's helpful throughout the process and is happy to take any further questions or concerns. We used his services for rodent issues and the situation has been improving. Obviously some of it is down to construction issues, but he's more than willing to make you understand the underlying reasons as well. Would highly recommend his service.
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