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Keep Moths Out Of Your Home

Did you know that the two most common moths that we encounter in this area are Indian meal moths and clothes moths? Learn more about them and how Clancy Bros can aid in keeping them away from you and your loved ones.

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Moth Control in Boston

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Indian Meal Moths

Indian meal moths are commonly found in the kitchen because they infest grains, pastas, breads and cereals. Any infested food items should be thrown away and any new items should be carefully inspected for signs of damage.

Treatment for Indian Meal Moths

Treatments for Indian Meal Moths consist of an insecticide application to the areas of activity in the kitchen cabinets, pantry, or other areas where the infested food is stored. Preparation is necessary before the treatment can be performed (see prep sheet below).

Preparation Sheet for Indian Meal Moths

Please clean the home prior to the pest control visit, this will help eliminate any competing food sources and provide a better product application.

  • Remove everything from the cabinets and countertops: dishes, food, and other small items or appliances. Cover and store all items in another room if possible.
  • Clean all floors with a cleaner and vacuum any carpeted floors and rugs.
  • Always keep garbage in closed containers and take out the garbage every night.
  • All dishes should be cleaned at the end of each day.
  • Remove all items on the top of the stove and refrigerator and the surrounding areas around them.
  • There should be a clear path of access for the exterminator to inspect and treat any areas where pests have been seen.
  • Any harborage areas (stored items) should be removed from the areas to be sprayed before treatment to eliminate any areas for the pests hide and to allow enough space for the exterminator to safely perform the treatment.
  • Please let us know if anyone in the home has any special allergy problems, is pregnant, or is under the age of one because additional precautions may need to be taken
  • All people and pets must leave the home before the treatment starts and remain out of the home for at least 4 hours after the treatment is completed.

Download the Preparation Sheet PDF

Clothes Moths

Clothes moths are found in bedrooms, closets, living rooms, basements, or attics because they infest wool fabrics, hair, fur, silk, felt and feathers. The longer they remain undetected in a home, the more damage to clothing, bedding, rugs and furniture will occur.

Treatment for Clothes Moths

Treatments for Clothes Moths consist of an insecticide application to the areas of activity in the carpets, furniture, closets, or other areas where the infested clothing or materials are stored. Preparation is necessary before the treatment can be performed (see prep sheet below).

Preparation Sheet for Clothes Moths

Please clean the home prior to the pest control visit, this will help eliminate any competing food sources and provide a better product application.

  • Remove everything from the closets, bureaus, dressers, and other areas where the moths have been seen.
  • All clothes, curtains, and bed linens should be laundered, or steam cleaned if possible.  If clothes are already clean; a cycle through the dryer will prevent a reintroduction of pests after the treatment.
  • Clean all floors with a cleaner and vacuum any carpeted floors and rugs.
  • Remove all items on the top of the beds and couches and clear out the surrounding areas around them.
  • There should be a clear path of access for the exterminator to inspect and treat any areas where pests have been seen.
  • Any harborage areas (stored items) should be removed from the areas to be sprayed before treatment to eliminate any areas for the pests hide and to allow enough space for the exterminator to safely perform the treatment.
  • Please let us know if anyone in the home has any special allergy problems, is pregnant, or is under the age of one because additional precautions may need to be taken.
  • All people and pets must leave the home before the treatment starts and remain out of the home for at least 4 hours after the treatment is completed.

Download the Preparation Sheet PDF

Areas We Provide Moth Control

Clancy Brothers Pest Control is proud to service the Greater Boston Area with a number of pest control services. When it comes to moth control, these are some of the areas where we have professionals to help:

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