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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.

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.

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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  • 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.
  • 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.

PestGuard+ Protection

Designed to control the basic needs of pest control, this plan effectively protects your home from occasional invaders that are frequently encountered as well as most wood destroying insects. In addition to controlling carpenter ants, cockroaches and other insects and rodents, this home pest control plan includes treatment of yellow jackets within two feet of the dwelling. With our friendly and knowledgeable exterminators on the job, you can say goodbye to ants in the kitchen, mice in the attic and the other pests scattered throughout the house.

  • 4 Visits Annually
  • Pest Identification
  • Covers 30+ Common Pests
  • Interior & Exterior Service
  • Unlimited Service Calls

Starting at $55/month*

*Some exclusions may apply
  • Friendly, Professional Staff
  • Thorough Inspection
  • Treatment Focused on the Outside & Inside

Customer Testimonials

    “I don’t EVER leave reviews but Shoshanah, was absolutely amazing!”
    “Beyond friendly and professionally she really understood how freaked out we were and felt like she was in it with us the whole way.”
    - Emily W.
    “Good costumer service!”
    “The gentlemen that came over was very friendly and honest!”
    - Patty M.
    “Amazing company and great service.”
    “They sent a tech the same day and truly saved the day for my Aunt’s home in New York.”
    - D. Hunsaker
    “I LOVE this company. I highly recommend them.”
    “I called Parkway, got Shoshanah on the phone, told her about the problem (she could tell I was a wreck!) Within an hour Steve was here!”
    - C. Petronella
    “Will continue to refer all I know to Parkway! With a push to speak with Ruth!”
    “Had some scheduling issues and with her kindness patience and professionalism sorted it all out!”
    - John D.
    “Parkway Pest provided peace of mind that our pest problem was resolved.”
    “They were on time and informative in formulating a plan to protect my property from future pests. Will call on Parkway Pest for future services.”
    - Michael C.
    “Parkway consistently provides immaculate service.”
    “We are long term customers and appreciate all the above listed highlighted qualities (Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value)”
    - Caroline M.
    “Excellent care and well-experienced!”
    “Handled our mice situation with a professional and personable approach. Thank you!”
    - CJ Z.
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  • Green Shield Certified
  • Board-Certified Entomologist
  • National Pest Management Association
  • Military Discount Available
  • New York Pest Management Association

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