The most common textile pest in South Africa is the clothes moth (fish moth), which thrives in our humid coastal regions. Inland, carpet beetles are more common. When a textile pest infestation is established and left untreated, it can cause a lot of harm.
Signs of an infestation: It is important to regularly inspect stored products, such as knitwear and blankets. You may notice shed skin, wings, and fecal matter or stains on your goods.
Risks: In addition to the financial loss caused by damaged goods, there is the emotional cost of losing valuable and sentimental goods. Textile pests can damage fabrics, books, furniture, upholstery, art and woodwind instruments.
Control Measures: A'Africa Pest Prevention is your trusted pest control expert, offering years of experience in the biology and removal of textile pests.
DIY: There are several ways in which to prevent textile pests from damaging stored goods, such as using mothballs and essential oils. Regular dusting and vacuuming can also remove allergy-causing eggs, larvae and shed skin.
Contact Us: Do you suspect a pest infestation? Get in touch with your nearest A'Africa Pest Prevention branch.
Get a Quote: Book an appointment with your local A'Africa Office to discuss your pest problem. If necessary, we will complete a survey and provide you with a free quote and recommendations.
Solutions: Once you have accepted the quote, our pest control technicians will come out to your property to apply the selected treatments at a time that suits you. We pride ourselves on providing a solution that is safe for your children, your pets and for the environment.
Aftercare: A'Africa Pest Prevention provides guaranteed pest control solutions as well as advice to help prevent future infestations. We will visit your property as often as needed to fully resolve your pest infestation.