The Large Moth: Importance of Keeping This Species Under Control

The large moth has been fluttering through the North American skies for many years now. They have evolved into a vast number of varieties and have begun to invade residences and commercial properties, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

There are many different species of moth living in the country but for the sake of simplicity, most people tend to group them into two categories: Food moths and fabric moths. Despite the type of moth, populations must be kept under control in order to prevent infestation.

Why is pest control necessary?

The large moth may not seem like a huge issue, other than being a nuisance, but an infestation can be quite devastating to both residences and commercial establishments alike. Each type of moth may have different feeding habits however; there are some general signs to look for to determine if an infestation may be occurring:
  • Presence of adult moths
  • Caterpillars
  • Cocoons
  • Damage to carpets, fabric, and dry foods (grains, rice, cereal)
It is important to keep in mind that what may seem like a small problem very easily could be an infestation.  For every adult large moth that is visible, there is potential for the existence of caterpillars.

What are the advantages of calling a profession versus DIY moth extermination?

Many people may not fully understand the extent of the moth problem they have. The truth is, there are many “do-it-yourself” remedies that work to extract the large moth population from certain areas but those solutions only work for the small jobs.  Bigger jobs, or infestations, may require the help of a professional. Professional technicians are trained to understand the life cycle of the moth and are excellent at efficiently eradicating the species at each stage of their development.

Professional large moth extermination is usually a very simple and quick process and is generally very affordable.  It is also important to keep in mind that many of the chemicals in pest control products can be harmful if handled improperly.  Technicians are trained to handle and apply these products in a safe manner.

Large moth infestations that are allowed to escalate can result in detrimental effects.  The damage left behind by these intruders can include:
  • Damage to expensive clothing and other linens
  • Destruction of pantry foods
  • Loss of gardens, houseplants, trees, and other foliage
  • Holes in flooring and carpet throughout the home
Many pest control agencies offer easy to find access to their services directly from their website. It is always a good idea to browse a company site to ensure they offer large moth eradication services.
Call Terminix today at 8558012113 for more information, or fill out our online form to receive a free termite inspection or pest evaluation.

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