People sometimes joke around about mothballs in the closets, but the truth is that you might need a moth treatment if you are experiencing an infestation. The warm climate in Southern California can create the right environment for clothes moths. If these insects move into your home, then you could be dealing with the problem of moths that are eating away at your clothing, upholstery, and carpets.

What Makes Clothes Moths Unique?

When you see a typical moth, you will often notice that it flies towards the light. But clothes moths are a little different because they prefer the dark and stay away from the light. These moths don’t often fly around the room. Instead, they stay hidden in dark corners and spaces such as garages, closets, or the attic.

Clothes moths eat fabric, which means that they can destroy your clothing and carpets if the infestation is left untreated. They feed on the animal-derived protein in the fabric material known as keratin.

Eliminating Clothes Moths in Your Home

Early signs of an infestation might include sightings of small caterpillars around the house. They usually have brown colored heads and go through a metamorphosis from eggs to larvae, then onto pupa before turning into the adult moth.

The best solution is to prevent an infestation by keeping the closets clean and using quality storage containers. Make sure that you launder the clothing in the closet on a regular basis, even the items that you haven’t worn for a while.

If you suspect that you have an infestation, then it is essential that you take action as soon as possible. Eliminating these moths can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs and clothing replacements.

It’s not a good idea to put pesticides on your clothing. So, you should contact a pest control expert to get rid of the infestation. We can bring the proper equipment to safely remove these pests from your home while keeping your family protected.

Are you ready to learn more about eliminating all types of insect and rodent infestations from your home? Contact our experienced team at Richie’s Termite & Pest Service to schedule a consultation: (951) 233-7697