Do You Have Carpet Case Moth Eating Away At Your Carpets?
Sporadically we receive calls about carpet case moth, aka Carpet Beetle infestations. This is not to say we rarely treat the problem; a carpet case moth treatment usually arises after our technician has identified a case moth problem while cleaning the carpets and more times than not, the client has no idea moths have been feasting on their luxurious wool carpets.
Signs of Carpet Case Moth
Webbing in textiles
Sand like particles
Larve - creamy-white caterpilars wtih a dark head
Bare spots in your carpets
Prevent Carpet Case Moth
The best way to prevent a case moth problem is to vacuum regularly and vigorously, including under furniture and curtains. However, if you do have a thorough vacuuming regime, it can make the telltale signs of a case moth infestation difficult to recognise. The most common and visible signs that you have a moth problem is finding their “cases” near skirting boards and under furniture. These cases are small, cylindrical, open-ended cocoons, made of spun carpet fibres. The carpet moth eggs hatch; the larvae eat the carpet fibres and spin them into the cases where they pupate. They then become fully grown adults, leave the cases behind and start the life cycle all over again.
A carpet case moth problem can muliply quickly left unchecked and can cause extensive damage by eating the carpet fibres until they become entirely threadbare. Carpets represent a sizeable investment for any household, so if you do notice any signs of a case moth infestation, the key is to take action as soon as possible.
How Is Carpet Beetle Treated?
In most cases, the problem is contained to one or two rooms. Our qualified technicians identify the affected areas and treat; targeting the larvae that are munching on your carpet. Case moth larvae tend to stay in areas of a house that sees little traffic or are concealed by furniture or curtains so they can eat away in peace. We always recommend a follow up in 3-6 months (depending on the severity of the infestation) to ensure the activity has ceased. To find out more about carpet case moth/carpet beetle, visit our website page.
Think you might have a case moth problem? Give us a call on 3823 2500 to speak to one of our friendly staff.