Take Advantage of Our Expert Moth Treatment in Melbourne
No need to put up with the fluttering moths every time you open your wardrobe! Just book a professional moth treatment with us on a day that is convenient for you. Fantastic Pest Control in Melbourne specialises in a wide range of pest removal solutions, which are efficient, reliable and safe.
Although completely harmless to humans and their well-being, moths can become a real nuisance once they start breeding in their numbers. They will lay their eggs in a secluded, dark place, where organic matter has been kept and stored by you. And depending on what species they are, the flying insects will munch through the material, whether it is your cotton shirt or a packet of bio brown rice. Furthermore, if the moths are left untreated, your pest problem can grow into a hard-to-manage infestation.
There are many types of moths but some of them are notorious to cause issues around the home. The most common species, which you have probably encountered at some point in your life, are the case-making and the webbing clothes moth, together with the pantry moth.
On that note, you can count on the Fantastic pest control specialist to identify the type of moth you are dealing with. The technician will inspect thoroughly your storage system units and wardrobes, as well as your kitchen cupboards and pantry. Please, note that it is not uncommon to have a pantry and a clothes moth infestation at the same time.
The moth treatment will be executed as soon as the exact pest species have been confirmed. For clothes moths, you can expect that all your cupboards and wardrobes will be sprayed with an effective insecticide, which will eliminate the bothersome pests.
Please, note that your clothes, linen and blankets will not be sprayed, so the technician will ask you to remove them and store them in a safe place during the service. In addition, the insecticide will be also applied to your curtains, floors, skirting boards, chest of drawers, etc. This will ensure the complete eradication of all adult specimens, larvae and eggs.
A similar approach will be undertaken against pantry moths. Your kitchen cupboards and pantry shelves should be completely emptied from any food packages beforehand.
Your service also includes some specialist advice on what to do with any affected clothing, linen and food supplies (in the case of a pantry moth infestation). The moth treatment specialist will inform you about the service warranty we offer and tell you about the follow-up visit options if you have purchased a full guaranteed service.
You can also count on the technician’s expertise to guide you through the most appropriate methods to keep your home moth-free. With pantry moths, you should regularly check for open or damaged food packages and generally look for signs, such as holes in bags and fine webs in food containers. On that note, you may not know but small moth larvae can make their way into a jar by crawling around the grooves of a closed screw lid if the latter has not been screwed tightly. It is also advisable that your clean spills and scattered dry food in your kitchen cupboards on a regular basis.
Regular airing of your wardrobes and drawers will generally prevent you from having to deal with clothes moths. Avoid mothballs or use them as a last resort. They contain dangerous fumigants that you should be aware of, especially if you have a young baby. Instead, use a natural type of repellent, such as cedar, eucalyptus, peppermint or lavender.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the moth treatment safe?
When professionally executed, there shouldn’t be any cause for concern, as long as safety measures are undertaken. You will be instructed to remove all pets from the property and to air the place after treatment. In addition, prior to a pantry moth control treatment, your food should be cleared out from the affected storage units. The same goes for your textiles and natural fibre belongings if you have been troubled by clothes moths.
What should I do with my clothes that may have been infested with moth eggs?
Clothes, linen, blankets and natural rugs can be washed at high temperature and dried under the sun. Apparel that can be dry cleaned will be also protected from further moth damage. Delicate garments can be sealed in bags and placed in a freezer for 24 hours, as moth eggs and larvae cannot survive such low temperatures.
And what about any damaged food?
Although you won’t even notice if you eat your cereal riddled with moth eggs (they are harmless), we do recommend that you dispose of all damaged food to prevent your kitchen units from a recurring infestation. Ensure that all your food supplies are sealed in airtight containers, as a safety precaution, and place a moth trap in your pantry.
Is this a guaranteed service?
The pest treatment, you will be offered should, keep you free of moths for at least three months. However, if you notice any subsequent signs of moth activity, you can request a follow-up visit. Alternatively, you can purchase our full service, which includes one additional visit/treatment that is free of charge..