You most likely do not see any webbing because you have not found the source of the infestation. Use a ProPest Clothes Moth Trap in the area to monitor if they are clothes moths. If they are, then you should keep this product hanging to capture new ones and monitor the situation. You must find the source of the infestation (wool or other organic fabrics) and either clean it thoroughly or discard the infested item. You should also use a crack and crevice aerosol to treat under and around baseboards and door frames where the larvae hang out. We recommend using D-Force HPX Aerosol for treatment of these areas.
We normllay recommend that you discard any clothing that shows signs of cloth moths if possible. If not, dry cleaning is preferred. You may want to look over our Cloth Moth Guide for more information.
ProPest Clothes Moth Trap should start working within a few hours after placing them if there are adults in the area. Be sure to use no more than 2 traps in the home at one time to prevent oversaturation of the pheronomes.
If you suspect the moth came into your structure in corn meal, you may have a species of pantry moth not a web or case making moth (you will find damage to clothing or rugs etc). Please discard any items that have been infested and store all other pantry items in air tight containers. We carry a Pantry Pest Kit that will be great for treatment but we recommend that you get the moth properly identified. Please contact your local extension office for a proper id of the insect first.
Clothes moth larvae need the Vitamin B found in soilage to survive. That is why clean garments are far less likely to suffer clothes moth damage. The best prevention for clothes moth damage is vacuuming the home refularly and cleaning woolen garments before storing them in airtight containers.
ProPest Clothes Moth Trap will work on webbing clothes moths by attracting the males to the trap. It is recommended to to hang the trap with a hook, hanger, string, zip tie or secured to a wall or other surface with double-sided tape or zip ties. You will use NO more than 2 traps per home. Using more moth traps will confuse the moths by overwhelming the area with phermone. If you are unsure if you have webbing clothes moths or casemaking clothes moths, this would be the 1st step in your treatment. You may read our How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths Article for identifcation and treatment tips. We would also recommend consulting with the local cooperative extension office in your county for a postitve id.
In order to successfully treat for Clothes Moths, the ProPest Clothes Moth Traps need to be used with a crack and crevice insectide like Suspend SC or aerosol like Cy-Kick CS. Suspend SC can also be used for Carpet Beetle control and is applied the same way, as a crack and crevice spray. Please read our Carpet Beetle Control Article for full details on products and treament applications.
The ProPest Clothes Moth Traps do not contain any harmful chemicals or release fumes that would harm people, including pregnant woman. For spray and dust products, people must be kept out of the area during application and until all products have settled/dried. After that point it is safe to return.
We would recommend that you start with placing out a single ProPest Clothes Moth Trap in the apartment where there is the highest activity and leave for 4-6 weeks or until full and then replace with the other trap.
ProPest Clothes Moth Trap are designed to attract clothes moths only but can catch other insects if they happen to walk across the trap.