As you probably know, moths on Long Island have been a problem in the past and the severity has varied from year to year. Fortunately, as any Long Island moth control service or pest elimination company will tell you, moths can be handled fairly easily if you catch them early. But first, you have to know what to look for to determine if, in fact, you do actually have a moth infestation.
How Do I Know If I Have a Moth Infestation?
Moths prefer to live in dark areas such as under rugs that aren’t regularly moved or vacuumed and which don’t receive much traffic. So you’ll want to start searching there first. There are several signs you can look for to determine if you have a moth infestation in your Long Island home.
- Damage to your clothes, fabrics, or carpets.
- Small larvae that look like maggots.
- Silken like tubes or cases, which is where the larvae live.
- If you see adult moths crawling rather than flying.
What Kind of Damage Is Caused By Moths?
A severe moth infestation can lead to a cob-like veil at the location of the damage. You will also see sand-like debris as well. And, unfortunately, a Long Island moth infestation is rarely limited to one area. In addition, the flying clothes moths don’t actually eat your rugs, but female moths do lay a very large number of eggs and those eggs hatch into larvae that do eat your carpets, fabrics, and silks, etc. Other damage caused by moths could consist of holes in your clothes and other fabrics. And they seem to prefer animal based materials such as fur, feathers, and leather. Damage to your curtains, upholstery, and other valuables or sentimental items you have stored are also possible areas of concern as well.
What to Do If You Have a Moth Infestation in or Around Your Home
If you discover moths in or around your home, please Contact Us today. Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc. has been serving the great people of Long Island, New York, and the five boroughs for almost 70 years and is one of the largest pest exterminating companies in the New York metro area. And we’d love to show you just how effective a Long Island moth control program can be.