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Clothes Moth Control

You can rely on the expertise of ACE Pest Management to help you clear your property of clothes moth infestations. We are specialists in the control and removal of clothes moths and are able to provide professional, safe treatments in the Exeter, Teignbridge & Torbay areas of Devon.

About Clothes Moths

The common clothes moth is generally light yellow/brown in colour and has a shiny luster, with a wing span between 12 - 16 mm. The larvae are dirty yellow with a yellow-brown head and can reach a length of 7 - 9 mm

The case bearing clothes moth is less common. The larvae spin a small silken case around themselves as they feed. The cigar-shaped case enlarges as the larva grows, and when crawling, the larva's head, thorax, and three pairs of legs drag it along

  • Life Span: Up to one month for the adult male and less for the females.
  • Developmental time from egg to adult varies from one to three months but can be a lot longer in some situations.

Often found around carpets, clothing & material made from natural fibres such as wool, common clothes moths and case-bearing clothes moths are a common pest. Clothes moths prefer to avoid light, choosing to hide in folds of fabrics, corners, cracks and crevices in quiet undisturbed areas. Commonly affected areas include:

  • Attic Spaces
  • Wardrobes
  • Drawers
  • Floor Spaces
  • Basements

Moth Treatment

Before any treatment, clear as much floor space as possible to ensure that good access is available to all areas when the treatment is carried out. Floors and furniture should be thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed, the vacuum should be emptied outside and the contents double bagged before placing in the bin. Any fabrics ( clothing, linen, blankets, rugs, towels & curtains ) in the affected areas should also be thoroughly cleaned. Being thorough is important when treating a clothes moth infestation as problems can quickly return if the areas are not treated sufficiently.  For health & safety reasons, the property will need to be vacated before the treatments are carried out along with any pets. 

How We Work

The Next Step

  • Get in touch with ACE to discuss the pest problem at your property. We can then schedule an inspection visit to your property at a time that suits you

  • We will carry out an inspection of your property for pest activity and recommend the best course of action and treatment to remove the pests from your property

  • We will then carry out the treatments required to remove the pests from your property and will provide pest prevention & proofing recommendations where necessary



All treatments carried out by ACE Pest Management comply with current health and safety legislation and COSSH.

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