FrontpageNewsUK World NewsIn the wow classic gold for sale NewsMoths are invading our homes here's what you can do to stop themThere are a few simple steps to avoid the pests becoming unwanted house guestsDavid Cross, from pest control firm Rentokil, told WalesOnline: "Moth populations are much less active in winter, spending the colder months as pupae in dark, undisturbed places in our homes.(Image: Getty Images)"In the height of spring, the days become longer and warmer, encouraging moths to come out of hiding and complete their primary goal in life: to reproduce."Higher temperatures have been known to accelerate clothes moths' reproductive cycles, making infestations more likely to occur."But what are the signs? Mr Cross added: "If you can count five to six moths in a room, then it's likely you are experiencing a serious infestation."Washing clothes at high temperatures or having them dry cleaned are practical methods to help remove moth larvae from clothing."However, this may not address the entire population."Where is an infestation most likely to occur? According to the experts, an infestation is likely to take place in three main places.Underneath beds especially one that not used much, such as a spare bed Cupboards, drawers and wardrobes that aren used regularly(Image: Getty Images)Lofts and attics where they can be drawn to birds nests How do I know when it a problem? Obviously you could notice a few holes in your clothes, but there are also a few other things to look out for if you worried about the amount of moths you see flying around.According toRentokil, these include:Small maggotlike larvae(also known as moth caterpillars) Silken tubesor that home the moth larvae Pupae(silk cocoons) which is where the larvae eventually emerge as adult moths Adult mothsthat are seen crawling as opposed to flying How do I prevent them? It can be difficult to totally keep them away, but you can do a few things to limit the chance of an infestation.Apart from taking all steps possible to prevent them from coming inside, there are also a few repellents you can buy to aid the problem.Ensuring your curtains are drawn at night will prevent moths coming in through doors and windows.Getting the vacuum out regularly will also help to ease the problem, as it will help to remove any moth eggs before they given the chance to hatch.
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