Stinging Insect Prevention and Removal Tips

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Two yellowjackets sitting on a cardboard cartonStinging insects become more active as the temperature warms up in Georgia. As a result, your yard might not be the best place to spend time. Stinging insect prevention is essential to keep your yard and outdoor spaces safe and enjoyable for you and your family. Some of the most common stinging insects include yellow jackets, wasps, fire ants, and bumblebees. 

The specific ones you might encounter in Georgia include the bald-faced hornet, bumblebee, carpenter bee, sweat bee, and honeybee. You might also spot the cicada killer wasp, paper wasp, red paper wasp, velvet ant wasp, European hornets, mud dauber, and the yellowjacket.

Here are tips on keeping the above stinging insects from settling in your yard and eliminating them if they do.

Yellow Jackets

One of the most aggressive species of stinging insects is the yellow jacket. They typically build their nests in shrubs, trees, or ground. They are easily provoked and will attack in swarms, making them dangerous pests around your home. To prevent potential injury, call an exterminator when you discover a nest on your property.


Wasps, such as the cicada killer wasps, are easily distinguishable by their long, thin wings and slender bodies. They frequently build their nests in bushes, trees, or under eaves. While wasps are less aggressive than yellow jackets, they can still be a nuisance and deliver a painful sting if provoked. It is best to remove a wasp nest carefully to prevent unintentional stings.

Stinging Insects Prevention

Preventing stinging insects from ever making a home on your property is the best method to handle them. Here are some stinging insect tips you can use to keep them away from your space in the first place:

  • Maintain a tidy yard: Stinging insects like areas with lots of debris and waste. So, keeping your yard clean can prevent them from building nests.
  • Cover your food and drinks: Sweet and sugary foods attract stinging insects. So, be sure to cover your food and drinks when eating outside.
  • Seal any cracks or holes: Stinging insects can nest in small spaces. Seal cracks or holes in your home’s exterior to prevent them from getting in.

Getting Rid of Stinging Insects

Do you have a problem with stinging insects in your home? If so, you must be cautious to prevent potential harm when eradicating them. Here are some recommendations for eliminating stinging insects:

  • Call a professional: If you have a yellow jacket nest in your yard, call a professional exterminator. 
  • Use insecticide: Use an insecticide spray to destroy the nest and kill the insects. This works well for smaller nests.
  • Remove the nest: Remove the nest at night when the insects are less active and use protective clothing to prevent stings.

Call a Professional Exterminator

Stinging insects can be a real pain, both literally and figuratively. You can enjoy your outside space without worrying about painful stings by taking steps to keep them from nesting in your yard and knowing how to eliminate them if they do. 

It is crucial to contact qualified exterminators if you have a stinging bug infestation on your property. They will address the situation safely and effectively. At Active Pest Control, our experts can identify and eliminate stinging insect nests on your property. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Remember to visit our Pest ID page for more information on identifying stinging insects. For best results, contact Active Pest Control for all your pest control needs.

Why Would a Pest Control Company Install Insulation?

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If you’ve been looking into pest control techniques in Georgia, you may have heard of TAP Pest Control Insulation. It’s a specialized service offered by only a select group of exterminators across theA cockroach on a white background country, but hearing that may come with some degree of confusion. What is TAP insulation? Why would a pest control company install insulation? Whatever questions you may have about the product or the process, we can answer them!

What is TAP® Insulation?

TAP, or T·A·P as it’s sometimes spelled, stands for Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control Insulation. Unlike sheets of fiberglass batting or globs of foam insulation, TAP is made up of loose cellulose that is blown into your attic or the voids in your walls. It settles, and once it does it can kill a variety of pests while also functioning as an excellent insulation. It works for new construction or existing homes.

How Does TAP Work?

Unlike other forms of insulation, TAP is specially treated with a borate solution that, to humans, is about as toxic as table salt. But as insects come into contact with it, the material sticks to their bodies and is then ingested when they groom themselves. Since they are unable to pass the substance, it gathers in their guts and eventually causes them to die of dehydration or malnutrition.

What Pests Does It Kill?

You can see the complete list of pests that TAP insulation is effective against on the product’s EPA label. TAP is effective on smaller insects like ants and termites, as well as bigger bugs like beetles and cockroaches. TAP is not effective on rats, mice or squirrels, but at the same time, our insulation does not act as a food source the way that some others may.

Is TAP Insulation Eco-Friendly?

Yes! Cellulose is already viewed as one of the greenest building products in the world, and the cellulose we work with is over 80% recycled materials. If that wasn’t enough, TAP is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, which has devoted entire studies to knowing exactly how this product can control bugs and protect your home in a way that is sustainable as well as effective.

How Long Does It Last?

Since insects cannot build up a tolerance to the borate inside the cellulose, TAP insulation has the benefit of maintaining its pest-killing properties for decades at a time. Unless the material is damaged by moisture or rodents, it can insulate and kill pests for decades, up to 100 years in ideal conditions!

Do I Need to Remove My Existing Insulation?

If your existing insulation is damaged by rodents or excess moisture, you may want to consider getting it removed before installing a new material. If that isn’t the case, since TAP is loose fill, it can be easily blown in over any existing insulation.

But Is TAP Insulation Good Insulation?

That’s ultimately what it comes down to, isn’t it? It’s nice in theory to have insulation that can combat pests, but that won’t hold up if that same material can’t regulate temperature or block out sound. Luckily, TAP Insulation does more than kill a majority of common insect pests that come into contact with it. Since cellulose is thicker than other forms of traditional insulation, it slows the flow of air through it. That means that it keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Your HVAC equipment will be able to use less energy, ultimately saving money on your annual heating and cooling bills. If that wasn’t enough, TAP is also highly proficient at reducing the sounds that may otherwise enter through your attic.

All in all, TAP Insulation is an extra layer of protection for any home in Georgia. And Active Pest Control can help install TAP in your home today to keep it more comfortable and pest-free. Want to know more? Visit our TAP Insulation page!

Preparing For Fall Pests in Knoxville

Summer is coming to an end, and it won’t be long until the temperatures start to drop. It happens every year. But, when those temperatures drop, something else happens. Bugs and animals will start to hide from the cold. This process is called overwintering; but long before this happens, your home should be ready for the invasion.

There are many creatures, both big and small, that will try to make your house their winter home. Some repeat offenders include mice, rats, cockroaches, stinging insects, ants, and spiders. While the habits and habitats of these creatures vary considerably, they can all be deterred by the following preventive steps.

Fall Prevention Tips from the National Pest Management Association

  • Make sure all door and window screens are in good working condition and that no holes are present. Screens are your first line of defense against overwintering pests.
  • Make sure all door sweeps and weather stripping have a good seal. There are many pests that can squeeze through tiny holes. Look for damaged bristles and fix the damage.
  • Eliminate moisture sites. If you have leaking pipes or clogged drains, your home will be attractive to moisture-seeking pests, which include termites.
  • Apply screening to attic vents and openings to chimneys. You may also consider a chimney cap.
  • Be sure to get air tight containers for all outside trash cans. The smell of trash is an attractant for many overwintering pests; and if your trash lures flying insects in, those insects will lure in the spiders that feed on them.
  • Do a detailed inspection of exterior walls. Fill gaps, cracks, and holes with steel wool or seal them using a caulking gun. Pay particular attention to where utility pipes enter the home.
  • Put steel wool in downspouts to prevent rodents from crawling up and gaining access to your vulnerable roofline.
  • Replace loose mortar on basement foundations and around basement windows.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from your exterior walls.
  • Keep shrubs and bushes trimmed.

Winter isn’t quite here yet, but now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the inevitable invasion that happens every year.

If you need help keeping the bugs and rodents out of your home, you can trust Active Pest Control. Our team knows the pests that invade homes in the area, and they know the protocols and products that will seal them out. Call for a free inspection and find out how easy it is to keep pests out when you have the knowledgeable pest professionals at Active Pest Control on your side.

How Do Floods Affect Pests?

Some experts are saying that we’re going to get a lot of rain this year. And with more rain, comes a greater chance of flooding, which is why we’ve thrown together this quick article on how floods affect pests. Let’s see what we can learn in order to protect our Macon, Georgia homes.

Direct Impact

When areas flood, creatures living underneath the ground must find a new place to live. Even bugs that require lots of moisture, like millipedes and termites, will evacuate when the ground becomes oversaturated. This is why you’ll find hundreds of millipedes all over your exterior walls, deck, or patio after a torrential downpour.

Bugs aren’t the only things that live in the ground. Furry creatures that live in fields and forested areas can get displaced when flooding occurs. Water creeps in and they must leave their holes and tunneling for higher ground. This can bring them right into your yard and, possibly, into your home.

Indirect Impact

Fire ants pose another kind of threat when flood waters rise. Sure, they’ll be driven into your yard, like other pests, but their natural behavior to make a living raft can pose an indirect problem. When hundreds, or even thousands, of fire ants cling together, they form a floating raft. If you live near an area that is flooded, be aware that these living rafts can come ashore and all of those ants will be sitting on top of the ground. They won’t have to file out of their colony to attack you. They will have immediate access to your feet, ankles, and legs.

When heavy rains saturate your yard, it can make it more enticing to yard pests by wetting down wood products in your yard or pools. Wet wood is an attractant for termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-destroying pests, and those pools will lure wildlife with the offer of a nice drink.

What to do before the floods?

  • Make sure you have your exterior walls sealed, window screens fixed, door sweeps in good working condition, and weather stripping seated properly.
  • Be sure to check all your gutters to make sure they are not obstructed or broken, and that they function to channel water away from your home. Moist soil near a home, collecting pools of water, and wet wood draw many pests in.
  • If you have stacked wood, piles of twigs, construction materials, or some other wood product piled in your yard, move them to at least 20 feet from your exterior walls.
  • Have the professional pest technicians here at Active Pest Control Pest create a barrier that pests cannot penetrate.

Bugs and wildlife are a problem all the time, but heavy rains and floods can give them even more motivation to invade your home. Make sure they are unwelcome when they find their way into your yard, and be sure that your defenses are in place. Those flood waters will displace bugs and wildlife, but those creatures don’t have to find a new home inside your house. Get help from Active Pest Control by contacting us today.

Does Rome, Georgia have household pests?

If you’ve spent any time in Georgia at all you will know for sure that we have pests. We have everything from nuisance pests, like ants and silverfish, to pests that cost United States homeowners nearly 5 billion dollars each year, like those humble termites. From bats to bedbugs, fleas to groundhogs, and mice to millipedes, we sure do have plenty! Yup, Georgia has pests–enough to go around and enough for everybody to get a fair share.

But what if you don’t want your “fair share” of pests?

If you have decided you have had enough in dealing with pests, there are a number of things you can do to deter them.

  • Inspect the outside or your foundation and walls for gaps or cracks and seal up all openings with a caulking gun. Insects can squeeze through the tiniest of spaces and mice only need a hole the size of a dime to get in.
  • Repair any leaks in your roof and check that your gutters and downspouts are working properly. Make sure downspouts direct water several feet away from your foundation. Bugs and animals are drawn to moisture.
  • Trim back all trees and bushes several feet from your home. Pests use these as bridges to get to your walls and vulnerable roofline.
  • Remove any standing water near your home or in your yard as these provide water for pests, as well as a breeding ground for insects such as mosquitoes.
  • Do not stack firewood or other building materials near your home. Place these items away from your house and up off the ground. Many pests find shelter in these items.
  • Make sure all your garbage containers have tight fitting lids. Use a bungee cord to secure lids if needed.
  • Thoroughly clean your home, especially areas where food is present. Focus on problem spots like under the toaster, under the fridge, and between the stove and the cabinet. Pests will feed on just about anything they can find, and cockroaches are especially fond of those tight spaces.
  • Keep all food items stored in the refrigerator or in tightly sealed containers. Insects and rodents are drawn to the smell of food, and if they chew into items, your food may be contaminated with bacteria, urine, or feces.
  • If you can’t wash dishes right away, keep them in a sink full of soapy water.
  • Only put pet food down at mealtimes. Otherwise, keep their food in sealed containers. Pests love pet food.

The Advantage of Active Pest Control:

If you really do not want your fair share of household pests in your Rome home, consider Active Pest Control Advantage. Active Pest Control offers three pest plans, with Active Pest Control Advantage being the best all-around choice. It starts with a FREE home inspection and ends with a satisfied customer. Advantage includes the following:

  • Year-round pest control
  • Rodent monitoring and control
  • Re-service at no extra charge

If you want to be bug-free this new year, consider Active Pest Control and Active Pest Control Advantage. You’ll be glad you did.

Fleas are an equal-opportunity employer

If you have ever had the pleasure of dealing with a flea infestation, you know how frustrating, time consuming, and maddening it can be. You can buy sprays, bathe your animals, powder the rugs, vacuum–bathe your pets again–only to find more fleas! And you may blame your flea problems on your pets. However, pets are not the only animals fleas hitchhike on. Three buildings on UTC’s campus had to be closed down for three days due to flea infestation caused by rodents. That’s right. Rodents! Measures were taken to eliminate fleas in certain areas, but the fleas just kept popping up in other places, until finally the buildings had to be closed.

Do you have signs of rodents in your home?

  1. Droppings: Rodents are prolific poopers. If you see droppings in cabinets, drawers, along baseboards, or anywhere else, you may have a rodent infestation.
  2. Noises: Squeaks, scampering noises, rustling, scraping…If you are hearing these sorts of things, especially at bedtime when nocturnal animals are becoming active, this is another good sign you have critters living in your attic or wall voids.
  3. Urine: Rodents tend to leak urine all over the place. House mice are sometimes known to make “urinating pillars,” which are little hills that are made up of grease, dirt, and urine. If you notice these or a urine smell, this is another sign that you have rodents.
  4. Holes, grease marks, or gnaw marks: If you discover food boxes that have been chewed, grease marks around small holes in your walls, or gnaw marks in food packaging, it is likely that you have rodents.
  5. Footprints: Tiny footprints can sometimes be seen in spilled flour or other powdery substances.

If you have any or all of these signs of rodent infestation, it is possible that you not only are infested with mice, rats, or some other wild creature, you are also at risk for a flea infestation. Just one of these problems can be extremely difficult to deal with, but having both rodents and fleas can be overwhelming. Once inside your home, both will reproduce rapidly.

There are things you can do to exclude rodents from getting into your home, such as sealing up holes or cracks on your exterior walls with a caulking gun, making sure all your screens and door sweeps are in good working order, keeping food sources sealed in hard plastic containers, and cleaning and vacuuming regularly so as not to offer rodents reasons to want to stay in your home.

It is possible to eliminate rodents and fleas from your home by yourself, but if you want to avoid the headache and have the job done right the first time, give us a call here at Active Pest Control. We have expert technicians and an on-staff entomologist who can make sure that your home is rodent and flea free. Period. Give us a call today.

Advice For Pantry Pests In Atlanta

Have you ever experienced an infestation in your pantry? Are you experiencing one right now? There are few things in life as gut twisting as finding something crawling inside your pantry food. There are also few things in life as frustrating as trying to get rid of pantry pests. But don’t worry. We have your back, Atlanta. Here is your quick guide to fixing a pantry pest problem and making sure you don’t get another.

Understanding Pantry Pests

When we say pantry pest we’re not talking about cockroaches, rodents or ants. Though these creatures are definitely a threat to your pantry, they don’t attack your pantry the same way pests that are classified as pantry pests. These three will work their way in through your walls to get at your food. Pantry pests, like Indian meal moths, beetles, and weevils, are more likely to get into your pantry by hitchhiking in the food you purchase from the grocery store. Once inside your pantry, they spread between packages and increase their populations.


If you already protect your pantry from cockroaches, rodents, and ants, by keeping your foods in hard plastic containers, you will be one step ahead of those who do not. Storing food this way won’t prevent you from getting an infestation, but it will definitely help to contain it. Pantry pest eggs can be invisible to the naked eye. So, you may miss an infestation when you pour packaged food into your plastic containers, but at least they won’t spread to other stored foods.

How do you keep from bringing tainted food home? The best you can do is to inspect pantry food packages thoroughly before you purchase them. Look for any holes, broken seals or damage. If the food company has done its job, this is the only way these pests can get into your foods.

Removing Your Infestation

If you have a current infestation, it is really best to hire a professional to fix your problem. Getting rid of pantry pests is tricky and requires knowledge of pest protocols. If you try to tackle this problem yourself, you may end up eating tainted food without realizing it.

Preventing Future Infestations

Stopping future infestation is a straightforward process when you inspect food at the store and use hard plastic, sealable containers, but we realize this is not for everyone. If you prefer to keep your foods in paper and cardboard, follow these simple steps.

  • Put new items in the back and old items in the front.
  • Go through your pantry on a routine basis and throw out items that are past their due date.
  • Keep your shelves clean of particulate food matter.
  • Seal any cracks in your pantry walls.

If you have pantry pests in your Atlanta home, Active Pest Control can help. Our nationally recognized, QualityPro team has the experience and education to cleanse your pantry of these disturbing bugs and the expertise to show you how to keep them out for good. We also have special plans to keep your home pest-free throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a one-time service or a special pest plan, give us a call today!

It’s Fall, What’s All the Stink About?

Well, it’s that time of year again. The weather starts to cool off giving us warm wonderful less-humid days and cool, crisp nights. The leaves begin their annual ritual of changing from their deep hues of green to their dancing fall colors of red, yellow, and orange. You cannot go for a drive anywhere without at least a glimpse of this remarkable beauty. This truly is one of the most beautiful times of year in Tennessee, but it also signifies a change.

The carefree days of summer have come to an end, and it is time to begin preparing for the winter months. We think about filling the fuel tank in preparation for heating costs this winter. We also reluctantly start picking up lawn furniture and ornaments to store through the cold months. The leaves begin to fall, so our weekends are filled with raking up this forlorn foliage and bagging it for disposal or burning it in the fire. It is the time of year when we give our vehicles a once over making sure they have the proper amount of tread on the tires, the windshield fluids are topped off, the radiator has the proper levels in it, and the oil is changed.

It is the time of year when the harvest comes in, and we reap the bounty of our crops. The weather is finally cool enough to light the ovens and we begin to bake our apple pies and apple crisp with those red juices overflowing from the trees. There is hardly a home where the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg is not flowing from the kitchen windows. Along with it, you can usually smell the fresh, baked bread as that warm, yeasty scent fills the air and wafts through the window. The squash is finally ready and the potatoes are fresh for harvest. It is a wonderful time of year full of harvest and feasting, but it is also full of preparations and toil.

We are not the only ones that spend our fall feasting and preparing for the cold months ahead. Stink bugs and other pesky insects are doing the same thing. Those shield shaped, tannish stink bugs are not just gathering on the walls of your home or barn to catch a few rays in hopes of a darker suntan. They are actually working. That’s right, working. They are in search of the tiniest of cracks or crevices that will allow them entry into your home for the winter. After spending the summer months feasting on your fruits, vegetables, and flowers, they are now ready to settle down for a long winter’s nap inside of your house.

These odd looking little creatures really can cause quite a stir once they choose your house as their winter destination. Although these little pests are not known for carrying diseases to humans, although not very commonly reported, they are known to cause allergic reactions and skin rashes in some people, so that fall cold you think you have may actually be the rhinitis or conjunctivitis that the stink bug shared with you!

These insects will actually gather in very large numbers, so if you have seen one inside, just look around – you just might see hundreds more emerging from your baseboards, ceiling fans, light fixtures, and door or window frames. Then, just try stepping on one or squishing it with your hands – but be sure to hold your nose. The smell of rotten cucumber will fill your nostrils and send you running for the door! So as you begin all your fall preparations, don’t forget to make sure you prepare for the invasion of stink bugs and other pests. Preventative measures need to be taken now in order to spend the winter in a pest-free home.

  • Fix cracks around windows and doors
  • Be sure your screens are in good working order and have no gaps or tears
  • Fill any holes around utility pipes and chimneys with silicone or latex caulking
  • Keep bagged leaves and debris or piles of them stored away from your house
  • Make sure your trash cans have tightly covered lids and are emptied regularly
  • Inspect your foundation for signs of trouble and repair any breaches
  • Keep gutters and drains free from debris and in good working order

When fall preparations bring you face to face with unwanted pests, give Active Pest Control a call. We have the expertise and experience to safely deal with your pest issues. Our family owned pest control company has been dealing with pests for almost 40 years; and has the training and technology to eliminate pests while protecting your environment. So, whether you are dealing with stink bugs or any of the myriad of fall pests that want to wander in your home, we are on the job waiting to serve you with friendly, professional service.

West Nile Virus In GA

Often when we talk about things that we read or hear in the media we say ‘they say’, I wonder many times who ‘they’ is. Well, here in Georgia our health departments have been placing mosquito traps in different parts of our wonderful state to monitor these insects and to get an accurate idea of how many of them are actually carrying the West Nile Virus. In one county, DeKalb County, 81 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. That’s a lot. Juanette Willis, program director for DeKalb County Board of Health agrees with me. She says, “This is a lot more than the past few years.” When we hear that ‘they’ say that we need to take precautions when dealing with mosquitoes, and when ‘they’ say that there is an increase in the cases of mosquito borne illnesses in our state, we can know that ‘they’ are usually our health departments, doing what they do best, looking out for our health and well-being.

So, here in Macon we should be listening to what ‘they’ say. Mosquitoes should be a concern for everyone. We all need to understand them better and know their habits and weaknesses to aptly prepare ourselves for battle with them. Our yards, school playgrounds, hiking trails, ball fields and parks are just a few of the more common battlegrounds where we will encounter these disease-carrying insects. Here some key prevention tips to help you to arm yourself for battle:

  • Try to avoid being outside during the most active time for mosquitoes; early morning and late afternoon to dusk.
  • Wear light colored, loose fitting clothes that cover as much of your skin as possible. The less exposed skin equals less tempting places for mosquitoes to bite.
  • Wear insect repellent that contains DEET.
  • Consider the benefits of wearing insect repellent clothing and insect netting clothing made to wear over you clothes.
  • Avoid high exposure areas like swamps, muddy ponds, woods, etc.

To keep these biters out of your home here are some easy to do fixes and places to check:

  • Replace or repair all widow and doors screens.
  • Repair or replace all door sweeps.
  • Keep lights turned down at night so as not to draw them in.

To help deter mosquitoes from living and breeding on your property, here are a few things that you can do:

  • Do not allow any standing water of any kind. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in a water filled cap of a 2 liter soda bottle, resulting in hundreds more of these biting insects, so just think how many are in that old tire or bucket.
  • Keep grass trimmed short because mosquitoes use the cool grass as a hiding spot during the hottest times of the day.
  • Keep trees and shrubs properly trimmed because mosquitoes use these cool and shadowy places for refuge from the hot temperatures of the day too.

While all of these prevention tips are great for yourself, your loved ones, your property and your home, the best and most comprehensive way to lessen the amount of mosquitoes that you have to deal with at your home or business is with the help of the professionals here at Active Pest Control. With a mosquito control program from us, you will be pleasantly surprised at the massively decreased amount of mosquitoes that you are dealing with. This treatment will also help to prevent ticks on your property too! It’s a win-win situation. Start to enjoy your outdoors again, contact us today because your greatest defense against mosquitoes is Active Pest Control.


Tennessee Moths

You may have noticed those flittery, fluttery moths break dancing all around your outside lights at night and not ever given them a thought. They are so common that they just seem like part of the scenery by now. You never even really stop to consider much about them, but did you know that they can cause extensive damage if allowed to sneak into your home?

That’s right! There are two primary types of moth that you are likely to encounter here in Tennessee that are known predators of the clothes and soft goods that you treasure. These hungry beasties won’t think twice about munching a hole into your Michael Kors woolen jacket, or snacking on the Vera Wang hanging in the back of your closet.

So, here’s the 411 on these destructive, little moths.

Webbing Clothes Moth: This moth is the most common in the U.S. The adult moth is buff to golden in color with a tuft of red hair on its head. The larvae stage of this moth forms silk webbing wherever they feed. You probably won’t even notice them until you see the webs attached to your favorite sweater and the holes and geometric grazing patterns running across it. Your clothes and fabrics that are keratin-based are their choice menu items. This includes garments made from wool, fur, and hair of animal origin. They typically will not feed on any plant-based materials.

Casemaking Clothes Moth: This moth is second only to the Webbing Clothes Moth in numbers and is equal in ability to cause damage to your soft goods. The adult moth is also buff to golden in color, but has a more distinctive brown tone to it. Rather than a red tuft on its head, this moth has three dark spots on the front of its wings. The larvae stage of this moth spins a silken tube that it carries around with it, and attaches to fabrics and materials that are either keratin-based or plant based. Their favorite munchies include: tobacco, herbs, spices, hemp, and furs.

The best way to avoid costly repairs or expensive replacement of your favorite clothes is to be sure that you use proper storage methods. Clean your clothing before you store them. Moths are attracted to semi-soiled materials. Also be sure to seal clothing in airtight bags to ensure that moths do not have access to them. With proper identification and treatment, you can avoid having your Pierre Cardin on the menu this fall.

If you are dealing with moths or any other pest infestation, be sure to call the experts here at Active Pest Control for help. Our pest control plans are set up to help you avoid pests while fitting into your budget. With a year round plan, your pest worries will be nothing more than a past nightmare. Let our courteous, professional technicians help you protect your home and clothing investments. Call today for your inspection and begin your personalized pest control treatment so you too will look lovely in your perfectly preserved pest-free fall colors.