Aries – Step by Step Guide to fighting moths

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Fighting moths in the hunter’s home with environmentally friendly products made from selected raw materials without chemical additives.

There is a lot of information on moth control. And it can often be more confusing than enlightening. Here we have gathered the most important information from professional pest experts, and have tried to simplify the complicated, so that it all becomes a little easier to understand. We carry a range of moth control products, that can be offered to the hunter.

ARIES Umweltprodukte® was founded in 1988 in Bremen. A small range of organic products for pest control has created a wide range of useful, proven and beautiful products for the organic household and garden. After 30 years, ARIES as GmbH & Co. KG arrived in the present and well equipped for the future. ARIES Umweltprodukte® are constantly expanding their range to include environmentally friendly products made from selected raw materials without chemical additives.

Moths can sit in clothes and can thus spread from house to house. Here are 4 easy-to-understand steps for what you can do yourself:

If you live in an apartment, moths can spread through pipes and stairwells. It is the larvae of the mills that make holes, and they live in i.a. clothing and furs, in upholstery and in woolen rugs and under shelves, cupboards and sofas. In addition to the flying moths, you will also often be able to see the larvae, their webs, larval shells and excrement.

It is always wise to contact a professional pest control company for advice.

But there are also many things you can do yourself: 

First step: MONITORING

The first step is to have an effective monitoring system to detect if there is a moth problem. Often you will not see the moths as they hide very good. And they don’t like daylight and have most activity in the dark

  1. Use the Aries® Mott Box Trap to determine if there are moths. We recommend 1 pc. trap per. 20m2.  The traps will catch the male moths so they cannot mate with female moths.
  2. The females that have been fertilized will lay eggs, and the egg larvae that must now be controlled.

Second step: FIGTHING

Moths in clothes / textiles / fur

  1. Empty drawers, boxes and bags for clothes 
  2. Vacuum thoroughly. The larvae can hide in cracks, so be thorough. Change vacuum cleaner bags often
  3. Spray with an approved and effective insecticide, e.g ARIES® Pistal Professional Spray. You can for example store clothes in a plastic bag and let the insecticide work for 2-3 days. See instruction on product label 
  4. Wash clothes at a minimum of 50 ° C. It kills moths 
  5. Give fur a chemical cleaning

Moths in furniture and carpets 

  1. Vacuum thoroughly. Change vacuum cleaner bags often
  2. Beat blankets and vacuum (do it outside). Moth eggs sit quite loose and fall off easily
  3. Spray with an approved and effective insecticide, e.g ARIES® Pistal Professional Spray
  4. If possible put furniture / hang carpets out in frosty weather. Possibly at night and take them back in during the day. Do it 3-4 days in a row. Moths can withstand lesser degrees of cold, but the alternation between heat and cold kills them.

Moths in trophies (shoulder mounts, full mounts, rug mounts, skins)

  1. Vacuum thoroughly (possibly with a soft brush so you can loosen eggs in hair). Change vacuum cleaner bags often.
  2. Spray with an approved and effective insecticide, e.g ARIES® Pistal Professional Spray (see instruction on product label – avoid stains)
  3. If possible store the trophy in a deep freezer – 18° C for 3-4 days. The frost will help killing moths, eggs and larvae 

Third step: PREVENTING

Prevent further moth attack. 

  1. Use  ARIES® Anti Mott Textile Protection (spray) for clothes,  fur and trophies. This product are non-toxic and spread a nice scent of lavendel and prevent new moth attack 
  2. Use  ARIES®  Moth Oil Wood care agent for wood surfaces, drawers, cabinets etc. This product are non-toxic and spread a nice scent of lavendel and prevent new moth attack 

Fourth step: KEEP MONITORING

Use the Aries® Mott Box Trap to determine if there are any more moths. If so, then start the process all over again.

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