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Clothes Moths

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Tineola bisselliella, known as the common clothes moth, webbing clothes moth, or simply clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth. Female clothes moths lay eggs in clusters of between 30 and 200 which adhere to surfaces with a gelatin-like glue. These hatch between four and ten days later into near-microscopic white caterpillars which immediately begin to feed. They will also spin mats under which to feed without being readily noticed and from which they will partially emerge at night or under dark conditions to acquire food. Development to the next stage takes place through between five and 45 instars typically over the course of between one month and two years until the pupal stage is reached. At this point, the caterpillars spin cocoons and spend another approximately 10–50 days developing into adults

After pupation is complete, the adult months emerge and begin searching for mates. Females tend to move less than males, and both sexes prefer scuttling over surfaces to flying— some adults never fly at all. Adults can live for an additional 15–30 days, after which they die (otherwise death takes place shortly after mating for males and shortly after egg laying for females). Life cycle may be completed within one month under the most favourable conditions (75 °F (24 °C) and 70-75% relative humidity) but may take several years (lower temperatures and humidity will only slow development, larvae will still hatch and grow at temperatures as low as 10 °C (50 °F) and can survive up to 33 °C (91 °F))

Unlike the caterpillars, the adult moths do not feed: they acquire all of the nutrition and moisture they need while in the larval stage, and once they hatch from cocoons their only goal is to reproduce. They have only atrophied mouth parts and cannot feed on fabric or clothing. All feeding damage is done by the caterpillar (larval) form. Heated buildings allow clothes moths to develop year-round. The overall life cycle from egg to egg typically takes 4–6 months, with two generations per year

Treatment

Typically aerosol application works best if coverage is adequate. Treat once a month for the first three months and then once a quarter for the next year to ensure the infestation is under control. Always read and act in accordance with the manufacturer's label.

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Digrain Control Insect Killer Surface Spray

From £11.23 per 600ml inc. vat
£9.36 ex. vat

Rentokil Clothes Moth Killer Cassette - 4 Pack

From £8.18 Each inc. vat
£6.82 ex. vat

Rentokil Clothes Moth Glue Trap

From £4.02 Each inc. vat
£3.35 ex. vat

Rentokil Clothes Moth Glue Trap Refills Twin Pack

From £4.02 per 2 Pack inc. vat
£3.35 ex. vat

Clothes Moth Trap Black Stripe Delta by Trappit - 10 Pack

From £45.64 per 10 Pack inc. vat
£38.03 ex. vat

Digrain Insectaclear C Surface Spray Moth Killer

From £13.81 per Litre inc. vat
£11.51 ex. vat

Insectaclear STRONG for Mattresses Carpets and Bedding

From £14.63 per Litre inc. vat
£12.19 ex. vat

Phobi F and F Flying and Crawling Insect Killer

From £13.74 per 300ml inc. vat
£11.45 ex. vat

Perbio Choc Ready To Use Professional Insecticide

From £12.89 per Litre inc. vat
£10.74 ex. vat

Bayer Ficam W Bendiocarb Wettable Powder Insecticide

From £76.02 per 10 Pack inc. vat
£63.35 ex. vat

Insecto Smoke Generators

From £3.22 Each inc. vat
£2.68 ex. vat

Bayer Coopex Smoke Generators

From £5.11 Each inc. vat
£4.26 ex. vat

Digrain Cyperbio 100EW

From £39.98 per Litre inc. vat
£33.32 ex. vat

Digrain AC

From £119.28 per Litre inc. vat
£99.40 ex. vat

Flymax Super

From £65.17 per 5 Litres inc. vat
£54.31 ex. vat

Insecto Fly and Wasp Destroyer

From £3.91 per 300ml inc. vat
£3.26 ex. vat

Vulcan P RFU Fly Spray by PelGar

From £21.71 per 5 Litres inc. vat
£18.09 ex. vat

Deadline Insectaban Liquid PSD88

From £81.17 per 5 Litres inc. vat
£67.64 ex. vat

Permost CS

From £53.33 per 500ml inc. vat
£44.44 ex. vat

Permost Uni Fly Spray - Ready To Use

From £33.34 per 5 Litres inc. vat
£27.78 ex. vat

Cimetrol Super

From £161.34 per 500ml inc. vat
£134.45 ex. vat

Deltasect Deltamethrin SC

From £24.76 per 500ml inc. vat
£20.63 ex. vat

Phobi Dose Ready To Use Bed Bug Killer

From £54.32 per 5 Litres inc. vat
£45.27 ex. vat

Phobi Larvox

From £86.96 per 500ml inc. vat
£72.47 ex. vat

Alphaban Super - Cypermethrin Tetramethrin Piperonyl Butoxide

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