Apr 22, 2013 - 05:03 PM
Apr 22, 2013 - 05:10 PM
I had severe damage to some expensive wool cloths.
I'm seeing them flying and kill no less than 15/day.
Apr 24, 2013 - 02:30 PM
To answer your question, yes, the clothes moth trap should work for either of the "Adult" stages of the webbing clothes moth or the Case Making Clothes Moth, although, the Case Making Clothes Moth is usually the culprit.
But don't rely on traps alone to kill clothes moths, because the immature "larvae" stage actually does the damage.
Clothes moths, carpet beetles, dermistid beetles and similar insects feed on "keratin" which is a protein found in hair and animal furs and fibers. To treat the wool suits, or clothes, simply dry clean the infested garments, place them in a plastic bag or plastic tub and make sure than no insects can get to them. Problem solved.
If this is not possible, then here is the protocol -
Remove all clothes from this closet and carefully inspect all clothes and garments and make sure that no clothes are infested.
Next treat the entire closet with a residual insecticide such as Demand CS - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/ZE...
The use of Insect Guard at this point is highly recommended, but a personal decision. Insect Guard tends to act as a fumigant and will kill most insects of this nature, but is not completely necessary as long as all clothes have been deemed "insect free".
CB80 is a contact kill only. No residual. If you see Moths flying around, CB80 kills them on contact, but leaves no residual for larvae control.
Lastly, the use of any of the Clothes Moth Traps is only to help "monitor" the infestation and not for control. Traps help determine if your treatment has been successful and if the adults are still thriving. Remember, clothes moth traps only help capture adults, and they don't damage clothes.
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We sell a kit that contains all of these products - here is the link - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/KI...
Hope this helps.