At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 228
The UK is facing a marked increase in moth infestation.
Historically limited to older and high-density housing,
infestations are now being reported in rural areas and even
in new-builds. Anyone who has experienced an infestation
will tell you just how damaging it can be; from holes in
jumpers to the disappearance of whole areas of carpeting!
It can cost a small fortune to repair or replace such items.
Lost clothes and
Moth damage is often costly!
Here in the UK we have 2 main kinds of moths:
A typical sight following an infestation!
1. Common Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)
2. Case Bearing Carpet Moth (Tinea pellionella)
There remains much ignorance about how to deal with
an infestation. The main misunderstanding is, it is thought
moths can just be repelled or trapped, but repelling just
moves them on to another part of the home and any trap
will only capture the adult male. Traps have their place as
part of a treatment plan (they alert you to the presence of
moths) but capturing the adults (those you see flying) will do
little to prevent damage, as it is the eggs and larvae that
causes the damage by eating their way through fibres to
feed and grow.
Stereotypically, Clothes Moths are drawn to light, but
actually prefer darkness and warm, undisturbed areas
to lay their eggs in drawers and wardrobes and behind
Case Bearing Moths, commonly known as Carpet Moths
tend to be low flying and whitish in colour and as their
common name implies, they attack carpets, rugs and other
soft furnishings. Adult moths do not have mouths and are
not responsible for damage, so don't be distracted by the
sight of a flying moth as they are not the problem. You need
to go after the eggs and larvae!
The ONLY way to effectively deal with eggs and larvae
is to kill them by chemical action. Either you must treat
the environment items are stored in, for example drawers,
wardrobes, storage trunks, treat the item itself (especially for
those items either because of their size or the fact they are
in-use, cannot be placed in storage), or better still treat both
item and environment.
There are many products on the market that have
varying degrees of effectiveness and efficacy and it can
be confusing which to choose. ACANA is an innovative
company that has quickly established itself as a leader
in moth products and the only brand that has a complete
System of Care.
All ACANA killer treatment products have proven
effectiveness (independent laboratory tests) and utilise
one of the most modern and effective active ingredients
TRANSFLUTHRIN. They have been specially formulated to
provide long-lasting protection from moths, their eggs and
larvae. The lavender perfume freshens continuously and End
of Life Indicators tell you when to renew.
The ordered use of the ACANA System of Care
will provide effective and ongoing protection from the
damaging and costly effects of a moth infestation. It
will also provide you with complete peace of mind!
Take back control from the menacing moth.