NYC Fabric Pest Control:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens

Fabric Pests exterminators and ControlIf you’ve started seeing holes in your curtains, clothes or carpets, then you might have fabric pests in your home. If you don’t watch out, you may end up with destroyed fabrics all over your house. To eliminate the problem, prepare for fabric pests extermination.

We provide a professional solution for pantry and fabric pest extermination. Our extermination service is 100% guaranteed. We will remove all traces of pest infestation.

There are two major kinds of fabric pests. The first of these are the clothes moths, of which there are two different species, the case making clothes moths and the webbing clothes moths. The second are the carpet beetles, which include furniture beetles and larder beetles.

When it comes to clothes moths, the adult clothes moths do not feed on fabric. Rather, it is the clothes moth larvae that destroy articles made of fur, silk or wool. Sometimes they also feed on articles made of leather or feathers. The larvae eat the fabrics because these fabrics have keratin protein. Clothes moth larvae do not like to leave their immediate area.They will feed in their chosen place until they begin to incubate for maturity. Undisturbed places such as beneath carpets or inside of old closets are often places where clothes moths will choose to incubate. Adult webbing clothes moths are a light brown color and case making clothes moths are more golden.

As for carpet beetles, they usually feed on natural textiles like wool, silk, and fur. They also feed on human hair, book bindings and sometimes other insects. They will not feed on linen or cotton, since these are plant-based fabrics. Like clothes beetles, they prefer undisturbed areas, but they tend to travel to other parts of the house. If these fabric pests are not detected and controlled right away, you can end up with a lot of damage to your fabrics around the house. Furniture beetles are red and are smaller than larder beetles, which are black with yellow spots. If you see these beetles around your house, it might be time for fabric pest extermination.

To begin the extermination, we must first identify the source, or the area, of infestation. This can be difficult, as larvae are very small, being only 1/4th of an inch long. If you spot adult moths, this is usually a sign of an infestation. Check places where fabrics have not been moved for a long time. There may be additional infestations other than the ones you’ve already found, so be sure to check your house thoroughly for those fabric pests.
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Once you’ve found the source, either wash or throw away all of the damaged articles of clothing. Both moths and beetles can be killed by dry cleaning or washing in hot water. If the infestation is widespread, it may be time to call professionals.

When you finally get rid of the pests, be sure to regularly vacuum your house to prevent them from coming back again. Other tips to prevent fabric pest infestation include storing clothes in airtight containers and cleaning clothes regularly. You should also try to store clothes in places that are below 40°F, because larvae do not feed when living in a cold temperature. Remember, prevention is better than extermination! Keep those pests away from your fabrics with good housekeeping.

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How to Keep Your Pantry Free from Pests:

Have you ever opened your pantry cupboard and witnessed a moth burrowing into your flour? If so, you’ve got a case of pantry pest infestation. Not only do these little critters eat your stored food like cereal, pasta, crackers, fruit and dried nuts, they can also become a big headache because they require you to throw away what used to be good food. If you find yourself in a similar situation, pantry pest extermination may be needed.

Also known as cupboard moths or grain moths, these flying pantry pests will usually be found all over your kitchen. They come in large numbers and they eat your grains. There’s a chance that these pantry pests were packaged into pet food and seeds. Before buying anything, check if the seed bag is sticky, as this is a sign of bugs. You should also avoid buying in large quantities. While it may save you money, leaving a huge amount of food unused and stored away in a cupboard can lead to an infestation of pantry pests.

There are many different kinds of pantry pests, and they usually are found in two distinct types: the moths and the beetles. Moths are either Indian meal moths or Mediterranean flour moths. Beetles are either tobacco beetles, red flour beetles or drugstore beetles. The method of exterminating the two different kinds of pests is different, so keep this in mind when you find pantry pests all over your cupboard.
Moths can usually be trapped with a good moth trap. After trapping most of the moths, you should clean up the infested area. Throw away the food that has been infested by pests. Carefully inspect all of your stored food because the infestation can spread very quickly. Use a vacuum cleaner on all visible crevices or cracks, as pests can be living in those. Regular vacuuming is a great help to capturing and killing any moths around.

If the pantry pests you’re dealing with are beetles, you can also use a pantry trap to capture them. Vacuuming not just around your kitchen, but all over your house will remove any possible food sources for the beetles. As long as you clean your house regularly, those beetles will have nothing to live on.

If you want to keep those pantry pests away, you should probably clean your kitchen and your cupboards regularly with a bleach solution. Keep your cupboards dry, too because moisture is attractive to cupboard moths. You should also invest in airtight containers, so pests can’t get into them. Opened boxes of food like crackers and cookies should be kept in the refrigerator. You should also not buy packages with broken seals, as they may have pests inside. Throw away any foods that you find infested with pests. If you keep them in your pantry, they may end up infesting all of your other food! Once the pantry pests realize that they won’t be getting any food from your pantry, they’ll be gone before you know it. Pantry pests are not as alarming as other pests, and pantry pests extermination is as simple as keeping your house clean and storing your food properly.

We provide extermination services in the following areas:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens