Textile & Stored Product Insect Pest Control

Pest Solution offers textile and stored product insect control throughout the entire region of East Anglia – SuffolkNorfolkCambridgeshire and Essex.
Why textile and stored product insects need to be controlled?
  • Damage to clothes and carpets
  • Damage to food
  • Damage of reputation
  • Financial loss
Damage to clothes and carpets

Textile pests will feed on wool (including cashmere and mohair), feathers, fur and silk.

Damage to food

Stored product pests are known to infest cereals, dried plant products, cocoa, corn meal, milk powder, dried soups, wheat, rice and seeds. They can be introduced with raw materials and thus lead to raw materials and lead to contaminated finished products.

Damage of reputation

Insects or part of their bodies found in goods (both food and non-food), can result in damage to a businesses reputation.

Financial loss

The presence of textile or stored product insects can incur huge financial implications.

How can Pest Solution help?

Pest Control Contact
Contact

Talk to Pest Solution’s friendly, knowledgeable staff:

  • To discuss your pest problem;
  • To get advice;
  • To organise a free site visit by a local technician at a time to suit you.
Pest Control Survey
Survey

After carrying out a free survey our technician will:

  • Provide a tailor-made solution to your pest problem;
  • Provide a fixed price quotation;
  • Arrange treatment at a time to suit you, if the quotation is accepted.
Pest Control Treatment
Treatment

Our fully qualified and insured technicians will:

  • Carry out a bespoke treatment;
  • Follow latest industry guidelines and techniques;
  • Carry out child and pet friendly treatments.
Pest Control What next?
What next?

After completion of the treatment, our technician will:

  • Advise on pest proofing to keep them out;
  • Advise on housekeeping to minimise pests;
  • If required, discuss further monitoring and treatments as part of a pest management plan.

Textile pests are usually adapted to feed on a diet of wool, fur, silk and feathers. These consist primarily of keratin which is one of the most indigestible proteins. Special conditions in their gut enable them to break it down and thus render it digestible. There are many insects that infest textiles, and the more common ones are noted below. If you do not find the pest below, then please call for an identification and advice.

  • Carpet beetles
  • Fur beetles
  • Moths
Carpet beetles

It is the larval stage (woolly bears) that cause damage to carpets and clothing.

Fur beetles

Bird and rodent nests, animal remains and dead insects are frequently reservoirs of infestations, so museums are a favourite stop.

Moths

Adult moths do not feed, it is the larvae that feed on fabrics such as carpets and clothing.

Stored product pests are usually beetles or moths found in any stored commodities, the more common ones are noted below. If you do not find the pest below, then please call for an identification and advice.

  • Flour beetle
  • Indian meal moth
  • Mill/Warehouse moth
  • Biscuit beetle
  • Dermestid beetle
  • Spider beetle
Flour beetle

The beetles attack milled grain products such as flour and cereals. These beetles often hitchhike into the house in infested flour and can build up into large populations on food accumulations in cabinet cracks and crevices and in furniture.

Indian meal moth

The caterpillars of this small moth causes considerable damage to stored food products. It commonly attacks chocolate, nuts and dried fruits as well as many other stored products.

Mill/Warehouse moth

The caterpillars of this small moth causes considerable damage to stored food products. It commonly attacks tobacco and cocoa, as well as grains, nuts, dried fruit and many other stored products.

Biscuit beetle

Biscuit Beetles prefer a hard food into which they can bore holes such as pasta, biscuits, cereals and chocolate. They are also associated with birds nests.

Dermestid beetle

Larvae prefer spoiled ham, bacon, dried beef and other meats. Larvae either bore into this meat or wander away to bore into wood, books and even metals such as lead and telephone cables to pupate.

Spider beetle

Associated with bird’s nests and stored foodstuffs, it is also present in many industrial food storage situations. They occur in flour and feed mills, food warehousing and the domestic environment.

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