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How does heat treatment for moths work?
A thorough inspection will determine the extent of the moth infestation. An experienced pest technician will provide instructions on how to prepare for moth heat treatment.
Afterwards, the technician will bring heat treatment equipment. The heater maintains the room temperature at a constant 56°C and kills moths instantly.
If moth activity is still present after the initial treatment, the pest control technician can come back to inspect the property and perform a second treatment as part of the guarantee.
In addition, the exterminator will provide some useful tips to prevent future moth infestations. Additionally, a copy of the treatment report will be given to you.
What is heat treatment for moths?
The most common method of controlling moths is heat treatment. Moths at every stage of their life will be instantly killed in clothes and carpets by the high temperature.
Heat treatment is the best method of moth pest control, as it penetrates deep underneath carpets to destroy larvae and eggs. During the treatment, the temperature of a room rises above 56°C. At this temperature, insects of all stages of development will die.
The service provides an effective solution against moth infestation. During the actual heat treatment process, the pest expert will use a professional heater, so the temperature is high enough to kill off the moths and their eggs. The entire treatment is chemical-free, without pesticide residue.
As one of the most efficient pest control methods, heat treatment gives up to a 100% guarantee and is the perfect option for people with health concerns or who want an environment-friendly pest solution.
Preparing your home for moth treatment
How do I prepare for a moth heat treatment?
What to do after a moth heat treatment?
Moth heat treatment services in London
- Barking and Dagenham
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
Moths heat treatment FAQ
Q: Will heat kill clothes moths?
A: Temperatures above 50°C for at least 30 minutes are required to kill clothing moth larvae and eggs. Pesticides are known to contain carcinogens, which are harmful to humans, while heat treatments completely help avoid these risks.
Q: How effective is heat treatment for moths?
A: Pest-killing chemicals are not only harmful to humans, but they also do not eliminate moth eggs. Heat treatment kills every stage of the moth's life cycle. Therefore, infestations are far less likely to occur again.
Q: How much does moth heat treatment cost?
A: To treat moth infestations, pest control companies usually charge per room. Rates may vary depending on the treatment type and the property size. Average heat treatment costs £520.
Q: What is removed during heat treatment?
A: Items such as electronics, paintings and heat-sensitive medications should be removed from the treatment area. Heat treatment should be conducted with all occupants, plants, and pets out of the premises
Q: How do I get rid of moths quickly?
A: Wipe surfaces down with soap and water and thoroughly vacuum cracks and crevices. Hang a small cloth bag with rosemary, thyme, cloves, lavender or bay leaves in your wardrobe and place them in your drawers.
Q: Does heat treatment work for moths?
A: Heat treatment is generally recommended against moths. It is an eco-friendly pest control method and has a 100% guarantee against moth infestations. You can kill moths at every stage of their life with heat treatment, in clothes, and on carpets.