Fabric Pests

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What Is A Fabric Pest?

Many pests are considered fabric pests. The most common to New York include clothes moths, book lice, and black carpet beetles. As the name indicates, Fabric pests often infest and destroy clothes, blankets, and anything else made of animal products such as fur or wool. Some will occasionally eat dried plant products as well.

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Things You Should Know:

Fabric pests are not dangerous to humans.

Washing infested material will not eliminate all of the pests.

Fabric pests are attracted to animal based fabrics such as wool and fur.

They will feed on clothing, blankets, and any other fabrics.

Why Are They In My House?

Fabric pests are often brought into a home on items that were already infested. They are attracted to any animal-based fabrics where they feed and lay their eggs. When the eggs hatch, the larvae also feed on the fabric.

Are Fabric Pests Dangerous?

Fabric pests are not dangerous to humans or pets. The damage they cause is to the fabrics they infest, so they are generally considered nuisance pests.

What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Fabric Pests?

Once they have infested an area, fabric pests are challenging to exterminate. Washing or dry cleaning any materials that have signs of being infested will kill some of the pests. Still, it is recommended that you call a professional exterminator near you to ensure that the problem has been eradicated. Contact Parkway Pest Services today to find out how we can help you with your fabric pest problem.


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How Soon Can You Get Here?

At Parkway, we understand that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency and same-day service is available and in most cases, we can be there the very next day.

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Is The Treatment Safe?

Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques; meaning treatments are much safer for you and your family. IPM techniques include far fewer uses of chemicals, using them only as a last resort. Instead, we focus on baiting and the exclusion of pests.

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How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?

The simplest step you can take is to wash and dry any fabrics you purchase before bringing them into your home. However, many in the Nassau, Suffolk, and NYC areas choose one of Parkway’s service plans for constant protection from all sorts of pests.

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