Clothes moths and how to treat an infestation

Clothes moths are very active at this time of year as the weather gets warmer. The larvae are a real pest as they love nourishment from wool and many other natural fibres found in our homes. Females can lay eggs in clusters of 20 to 200 which adhere to surfaces. These eggs can hatch in 4 to 30 days. The larvae (whitish caterpillars) develop in 2 – 7 months. The pupae can develop in 2 weeks to 2 months. The total life cycle from egg – larva – pupae – adult can be 3 to 10 months. Here at B-Discreet Pest Control we have seen an increase in the activity of these moths in the last few weeks and are fully prepared to deal with your infestation. Just fill out our contact form and we can provide a no obligation quotation to eradicate your infestation.

Measures that can be taken to reduce risk to your belongings can be as simple as laundering items before they are stored securely away in sealed containers. Clothing moth traps that contain an adhesive strip infused with pheromones to attract them. Dry cleaning items will clean them and helps remove moisture from clothes. Regular vacuuming paying special attention to wall/floor junctions can help but make sure you remove the vacuum bag afterwards.

Please contact us for further advice from B-Discreet Pest Control to keep your home safe from this pest. Just remember to check your wardrobes, drawers and storage areas.

Bed Bugs in North London

During World War 2, it was estimated that 25% of households had a problem with bed-bug infestations and many of us growing up will have heard the little rhyme “night night, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Unfortunately, it now seems that after the chaos they have recently caused in American shops, bedbugs are coming back with a vengeance and the epidemic looks set to hit the UK soon. With statistics of bedbugs in North London and the Midlands recently increasing, here at B-Discreet we can help you fight this plague.

One national newspaper recently ran an article which focused on the disturbing increase in bedbugs in North London, the Midlands and America which it claimed is due to their growing resistance to insecticides – and the increase in international travel. Whatever the reason for this increase, it’s one that homeowners up and down the country could do without and here at B-Discreet we have the experience, knowledge and tools to rid you of the problem.

Although bedbugs aren’t known to carry any diseases when they bite, they can cause various health issues including skin rashes and allergy like symptoms. If you do come into contact with bedbugs, it’s advisable to wash all clothing, bedding and objects as soon as possible with plenty of washing products and on a hot wash to kill any germs. Vacuuming floors and mattresses is also a must.

As for the room or house, although insecticides shouldn’t be used within any area where you’re likely to sleep, here at B-Discreet we would recommend fumigation, which we can provide – ridding you off the problem within moments.

Regularly inspecting your bedding and house is the best preventative technique to make sure that you aren’t affected by bed bugs in North London. But should you come across them, calling us here at B-Discreet will help you get rid any infestation you may come across quickly and in a discreet and trouble free manner at all times.