Have you started to notice holes in your clothing with a ragged appearance? Or do you have smear marks on your skirting boards? Then call TDC Pest Control today. With over ten years experience in pest control management, TDC Pest Control have developed a reputation for excellence and professionalism. Whether you have an infestation in your home or commercial property, our locally based Cornwall pest controllers cover Helston and throughout the Cornwall postcode. Our fully qualified pest controllers will ensure your pest problem is resolved quickly and efficiently, all whilst being safe and discreet.
Every member of the TDC Pest Control, controller team, is fully certified and highly skilled in all methods of fumigation, poison and insecticide handling as well as extermination. If you have a pest problem that needs a professional, then call TDC Pest Control today on: 01326389164
TDC Pest Control have a dedicated hotline for any pest related problem. Our fully trained and knowledgeable operator team are available to help resolve your pest dilemma any time, 24 hours a day*, 365 days* a year. If you have an emergency pest problem, our experienced pest controllers can be with you within just 30-90* minutes.
TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, including, but not restricted by:
TDC Pest Control Tips & Information
If you are worried you may have an infestation in your domestic or commercial property, we can help. We have included some helpful tips and information about just some of the pests our expert controllers treat, and how to recognise the signs of an infestation.
What are moths?
Moths are butterfly-like insects which vary in colour and size. Small, dark headed maggot-like larvae may also be seen. Often feeding on fine, natural textiles such as cashmere and silk, moths have extremely good taste in quality materials and can ruin clothing completely if left untreated, causing a ragged appearance and multiple holes.
There are two types of moths that are subject to pest control treatment:
Clothes Moths – Clothes moths infest clothing, carpets, and other materials in your home. They most frequently occur in knitwear such as wool, cashmere or angora, as well as other natural fabrics such as silk and leather garments. Clothes moths hold three different forms, from their tiny 5mm eggs, to the moth larvae growing as they develop. Once adult form, clothes moths are usually around 1.5mm long. Although easier to spot in flight, due to their size they are able to fit into tight crevices in your wardrobe.
Cereal Moths – Cereal moths infest cereals and cereal-based products. These moths can be present in dry foods such as flour, cereals, grains, pasta and nuts but often go unnoticed until they become abundant.
How to identify a moth infestation
The most effective way to determine whether you have a clothes moth infestation would be to first start with your wardrobe. Indications can include checking your clothing for numerous holes, or a ragged-like appearance. Maggot-like larvae may also be seen in clothing. This is because it is the larvae that feeds on fabrics, although a moth infestation is not just limited to your wardrobe. Other key areas to examine include woollen carpets, sofas, cushions and curtains.
3 Tips to prevent moths from infesting your wardrobe
1.Freezing your clothing – If you have already begun to notice larvae and moth eggs, these can be killed off by wrapping delicate garments such as silk and wool in plastic and freezing them for at least 12 hours. This is an effective way of removing all signs of moth infestation for delicate clothing that cannot be washed at a high temperature.
2.Vacuuming regularly – Although referenced to as clothing moths, they are also attracted to carpets and furnishings around your home. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly vacuum, focusing on the edges of your carpets and underneath wardrobes and tables as these are places that can often be forgotten, yet are a manna to moths.
3.Using scents in your wardrobe – There are a few scents in particular in which can deter moths from infestation. Lavender has been found to be a popular and effective budget friendly method of deterring moth infestation. Similar to moth balls, lavender bags can be easily stored with clothing in your wardrobe, with the natural aromas acting as a repellent to moths. Although, lavender aroma is also a chemical compound, so if a more natural approach is preferred, conkers can also be an effective method. Used by fashion designer Giles Deacon, it is said that the brown skins on conkers contain a specific compound named triterpenoid saponin that warns off the pests.
What are rodents?
Rodents are mammals commonly characterized by their continuously growing incisors. There are three types of rodent that are subject to pest control: rats, mice and squirrels.
How can I tell if I have a mice or rat problem?
Rats thrive on familiarity, and once they have moved into your home it won’t be long until their friends turn up uninvited to join them. The thought of rats or mice living in your kitchen for instance can be unbearable. There are a few ways to tell if you have mice or rats lurking in your home, including:
If you are worried about a moth infestation in your home or commercial property, call TDC Pest Control today on: 01326389164 for your pest dilemma to be resolved quickly and efficiently.