Have you been noticing moths all over the clothes in your closet? There are many kinds of moths living around San Juan PR, but clothes moths are some of the most annoying of the bunch. They live and breed in our wardrobes and closets, eating away at the fabric of our clothes and causing significant damage before we notice that they’re there. If you’re wondering how to get rid of moths in your closet, read on for expert advice from the technicians at Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating.
What Are Clothes Moths?
Clothes moths are a type of moth that live in the dark corners of our closets, wardrobes, attics, and basements, looking to feed on all kinds of fabrics. Here are some features that you can look for to identify them:
- About ½” in length
- Narrow, hairy wings
- Ranging from beige to grey in color with different shades of brown along their backs and the edges of their wings
Pantry moths are another common moth species here in San Juan, but they can be told apart from clothes moths by their appearance and their habits. Pantry moths are darker in color with a distinct dark stripe running horizontally across their wings. They’re also more likely to be found in your kitchen among packaged dry foods.
How to Get Rid of Moths in Your Closet
The best way to avoid a moth infestation in your closet is to take preventative measures to keep them out before any problems start. A good way to start is to store away any clothes that are out of season. Boxing away your winter gear in the summer and vice versa will give clothes moths fewer opportunities to feed. Limiting the amount of time that you keep your windows open around your closet or wardrobe will also cut off their entry points.
If you’re already dealing with an active moth infestation, you might be wondering if mothballs are the best option to get rid of them. While they do release an effective pesticide that will kill moths in your closet, the fumes are also toxic to humans and animals. If you’re looking for a non-toxic moth deterrent, call your local moth exterminator and ask what non-toxic pheromone trap they recommend you use.
Professional Moth Extermination in San Juan PR
If you’ve already tried store-bought moth control products to no avail, reach out to our team of technicians at Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating. We can bring in decades of experience and the most updated technology in the pest control industry to wipe out moths safely and effectively. Whether you have clothes moths or pantry moths, contact us today to find out how we can help and receive a free quote!