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    It is estimated that over a million homes in the UK experience problems with moths, and it's an issue that is getting worse. With central heating, the moth life cycle has now become active all year around. Finding moths can cause significant distress and we learn a lot from speaking directly to people on the phone. Problems range from disgust at moth larvae in rugs, horror at holes in cashmere jumpers, worry about wool carpets to food moths in kitchen cupboards.

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    1. CLEAN - Move furniture away from edges of the carpet and thoroughly vacuum the carpet (both sides if possible) also paying particular attention to skirting boards and crevices

    2. KILL - Spray the carpet deep into the pile and on the underside if possible to kill any eggs and / or larvae - also consider foggers for severe infestations; producing an insecticide smoke that pests cannot avoid

    3. MONITOR - Place moth traps close to affected areas to monitor for adult moths and to break the breeding cycle

    4. REFRESH - Vacuum deep into edges regularly, keep moth traps current and replace every 3 to 6 months plus consider respraying regularly – please remember, with warmer houses carpet moth damage and infestations are now a year-round problem
    Last edited by Moderator2; 26-03-2012, 13:37 PM. Reason: Advertising

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    I haven't seen a moth for forty years and when I did, it was in a house with no central heating. I wasn't distressed and I didn't need counselling.
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
      I haven't seen a moth for forty years and when I did, it was in a house with no central heating. I wasn't distressed and I didn't need counselling.
      That's because you're not into sewing your own clothes using human skin...

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