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Pests
  • 1 £88 Moths
    Note treatments are based on an averaged three bedroom house
  • 2 Bed Bugs First room £25
    for any additional room 2 treatments recommended
  • 3 £88 Fleas
    Note treatments are based on an averaged three house

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Moths

Brown House Moth - (hofmannophila pseudospretella)

Brown mothAdult 8mm gold flaked with dark brown wings.

Life Cycle

Egg - larva - pupa - adult

Life Style

Scavenger on fur, feathers and museum specimens. Often present in birds nests and are widespread and common in food stores and domestic environments. The larvae will feed on cereals and dry animal protein, including hair and wool. The adult moth cannot feed due to stunted mouthparts.

Pest Factor

Causes damage and contamination to stored foods in kitchens and larders. Larva look like small maggots.


Common Clothes Moth or Webbing Moth - (Tineola bisselliella)

Adult 4-7mm gold brown winged.

Life Cycle

Egg - larva - pupa - adult

Life Style

The female moth will lay 40/50 eggs over a 2 to 3 week period and die once the lay is complete. The eggs hatch 4-10 days. The larvae will weave tunnels of silk and excreta amongst the host fabric, and by night they will emerge to feed causing severe damage.

Pest Factor

The larva cause the damage feeding on wool, carpets, upholstered furniture, furs, clothes and even synthetic materials if mixed with natural fibres. The greatest damage appears in undisturbed locations like carpets laid under furniture and clothes stored in attics.


White Shouldered House Moth - (Endrosis sarcitrella)

Adult 7-9mm white head and shoulders, winged.

Life Cycle

Egg - larva - pupa - adult

Life Style

Scavenger on fur, feathers and museum specimens. Often present in birds nests and are widespread and common in food stores and domestic environments. The larvae will feed on cereals and dry animal protein, including hair and wool. The adult moth cannot feed due to stunted mouthparts.

Pest Factor

Common in food stores. The caterpillars can cause significant contamination with their silk production and faecal droppings.


Warehouse Moth - (ephestia elutell)

Adult 8-10mm grey winged.

Life Cycle

Egg - larva - pupa - adult

Life Style

Common throughout the UK, the female lays up to 200 eggs close to food From spring through to autumn adult moths emerge. The female lays up to 200 eggs over a 2 week period. The eggs hatch and the larva seek food source and are able to penetrate even well sealed packages. Heavily infested foodstuffs will become covered in sheets of larval silk after 5-6 moults the larva are fully grown.

Pest Factor

The commonest and most serious pest of food stores. The caterpillars can cause significant contamination with their silk production and faecal droppings.