Case Study – Moths in Claygate
A treatment for textile moth, case bearing moth (Tinea pallescentella).
These moth larvae were causing considerable damage to wool rich carpets throughout the home.
The cause of the infestation was actually in a used carpet, an off cut in the loft. This was disposed of.
An application of residual insecticide (alphacypermethrin) was applied twice to all carpeted areas within a 14 day period. This is to treat larvae that are eating the carpet, the second application is to catch larvae that have recently hatched from eggs, as the insecticide will not penetrate the insect egg.
In addition to the above an application of “Aquapy” was applied to the atmosphere to treat adult, flying moths throughout the house and loft.
The picture highlights the damage that the moths caused to the carpet.