Moth alert!

The clothes moths are warming up as the sun comes out. Beware putting away your winter clothes dirty. Find any nasty surprises unpacking your summer clothes or the ones put away for the children to grow into?

I have just ordered some clothes moths monitors and pheromone lures as well as some insect growth regulators. There are three stages in the life cycle that need addressing: the adult, the larva and the egg. Each requires a different tactic. The monitors detect moths and help identify species, which determines pheromone lure and treatment type. The pheromone lure attracts males and confuses their mating habits. An insect growth regulator stops the larvae developing completely into the adult form. The eggs are dealt with in a combination of good housekeeping and selective use of insecticides or alternative treatments.

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