Moth Extermination In Omaha
Families in Omaha, Nebraska need to be aware of these pests. Although the moth appears harmless and pretty it does cause problems that affect our lives.
Moths have been here in Omaha since the beginning of time. Exterminators at Omaha Pest Control, Inc. have over 25 years experience with pest inspection, pest treatment and pest control of moths and other pests.
Omaha Pest Control services Omaha and surrounding communities in Nebraska such as Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Gretna, Papillion, Elkhorn, Fremont and Blair. Omaha Pest Control also services areas in Iowa such as Council Bluffs, Glenwood, Missouri Valley and Avoca. Many more cities, townships and rural areas are also serviced near these listed areas.
- Latin Name: Lepidoptera
Moths typically have two pairs of wings covered in scales. Moths vary in appearance and size depending on the species. Some are massive and some are tiny. Certain species of moths are brilliant with metallic colors while other are drab, maybe grey or brown. Most indoor infesting moths are smaller in wingspan and often are shades of grey or brown to reddish brown.
Moth Behavior, Diet And Habits:
Although they are most famous for their ability to ruin wool clothing, webbing clothes moths are also attracted to a variety of other natural materials, including silk, hair, felt, fur and feathers. They avoid light and are most commonly found in dark locations such as basements, attics and closets. Moths are capable of infesting homes long before their populations are noticed. As a result, substantial damage can occur to clothing and furnishings.
Webbing clothes moth larvae, not the adults, are responsible for destroying clothing. They prefer animal-based fabrics. Moths may consume sweaters, coats, blankets, carpets, comforters, pillows and toys.
While some are harmless and others are known to be beneficial for their silk and nutritional value, most moths and caterpillars are considered nuisance pests. Particular in agricultural communities, some moth and caterpillar communities cause severe damage. Fruit farms suffer from codling moth infestations, while cabbages and mustard crops are often destroyed by the moth. Some moth species are also known to eat fabrics made from natural fibers, such as wool and silk.
Signs Of A Moth Infestation:
Moth signs depend greatly on the species. Indoors, moths are detected by the adults as they fly about the room or rest on surfaces. Fabric-feeding moths (clothes moths) are detected when damage to fabrics is discovered. Stored product moths (meal moths) may leave behind damaged food items, webbing and droppings as well.
The most effective solution for indoor infesting moths is to identify the moth and the breeding materials. Once found, the breeding materials should be addressed according to the item.