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Everything Norwalk Residents Need To Know About Moths

November 15, 2023

close up of indian meal moth

When you open a kitchen cabinet, pantry, or closet, the last thing anyone wants to see is moths flying out. Once these pests invade your home, they can be challenging to control successfully. Whether you are trying to get rid of these pests or looking to keep them out, this article is for you.

We'll describe the most common moths that invade local homes and explain what a nuisance they can become. We'll also provide practical strategies to control moths in your home. Read on to learn more about moth control in Norwalk with the experts from Tim's Pest Control LLC.

Common Types Of Moths Found Around Norwalk

The most common types of moths that cause problems for homeowners are Indian meal moths and clothing moths. The larvae of Indian meal moths infest dried food products in cabinets and pantries. The moths are 1/2 an inch long and gray to reddish brown, and the worm-like larvae are usually off-white but can be greenish, pink, or brown depending on the food they have been feeding on.

Clothing moth larvae are shiny white with dark head capsules and will infest organic fabrics, furs, and feathers. These moths are around 1/4 of an inch long and are gold with reddish-gold hairs on their head. Contact us today at Tim's Pest Control LLC if you need help determining the type of moth you have or assistance eliminating them.

Why Moths Can Be A Nuisance For Homeowners

The good news is that neither of these pests endanger your family or spread disease. But they can be quite a nuisance, causing problems like:

  • Meal moth larvae contaminate chocolate, seeds, candy, dried fruit, and dog food.

  • Meal moths can quickly spread from package to package, leading to extensive food waste.

  • Clothes moth larvae in closets can damage fur coats, wool clothing, silk, and leather. 

  • Clothing moths can also infest wool carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, feather pillows, and blankets.

If you are having trouble getting rid of moths in the house, the pros at Tim's Pest Control LLC are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our moth control services or to request a free quote.

Effective Strategies To Prevent Moths

Regular pest control services are a great way to ensure moths stay out of the house, but there are ways you can help keep them out. Implementing the following strategies will help you prevent another moth infestation:

  • Inspect dried food packages in the store for damage before purchasing.

  • Transfer dried food to air-tight containers when you get home.

  • Periodically wash or dry clean clothing that stays in storage. 

  • Regularly clean out cabinets and storage closets.

  • Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior to prevent moths from coming inside.

Moth traps aren't always enough to eliminate these pests, but they can help detect an infestation. The traps that attract each moth are species-dependent, so ensure you buy the right product for each location. If you need assistance removing moths and preventing future pest problems, contact us today at Tim's Pest Control LLC.

Comprehensive Pest Control Can Prevent Moths And Other Pests

Whether you need help with moth pest control or seek more comprehensive services to keep all types of pests away, the experts at Tim's Pest Control LLC are here to help. As a local, family-owned company, we have been helping our neighbors protect their homes and families from pests since 1996. Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control services or to schedule an inspection.

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