Textile Pests

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Textile Pests

Textile pests include moths and many beetle species that feed on the natural protein 'Keratin'. This can be found in any textile of animal origin including wool, mohair, silk, animal hair, leather and feathers.

It is only when these insects become established in your property, and are left untreated, that they cause serious harm, such as:

  • Damage to historic artefacts.
  • Damage to clothing, carpets, upholstered furniture.
  • Contamination of foodstuffs and fabric–based goods.

For businesses, the presence of an infestation may also lead to damaged reputation and custom from the loss of stored items and irreparable damage to historical items.

Many species of textile pest have been recorded in South Africa, however only a few of these, mainly the introduced species, are commonly encountered.

The clothes moth species occur most frequently in the humid, coastal areas, while carpet beetles are more likely to be found inland.

Call Rentokil today on 0861 117 851 if you are worried about textile pests.

Rentokil’s Textile Pest Control Services

We have been trusted in South Africa for almost 50 years, to provide efficient and reliable pest control solutions for both homes and businesses.

Local with national/international scale - through our local offices we can provide expert services throughout the entire continent, whilst leveraging an international knowledge base.

Experts in pest control - our technicians are trained monthly on the best technologies and processes for treating textile pests.

Targeted, customizable solutions - we have access to traditional chemical (insecticidal) solutions which can be targeted to offer the highest level of treatment best suited to your unique problem.

Leading the industry through innovation - our specialist heat treatment offers a unique non-chemical solution to textile pests, as effective as other more traditional methods.

Call us today on 0861 117 851 or contact us online to arrange a survey of your property and identify the need for professional treatment.

Types of textile pests

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