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Textile Pests

Textile Pests

There are many hundreds of species collectively known as Textile Pests.

As the name implies, these pests infest textiles of either plant or animal origin.

They are commonly known to attack silk, fur, hides and woolen goods, particularly clothes and carpets.

They can be a serious problem in museums or anywhere storing objects of animal origin.

With this group of pests, preventative measures and the early identification of their presence help significantly in their control.

Monitoring for these pests is advised.

Treatments for these pests are dependent on many factors including level of infestation, value of infested goods and the suitability of the various insecticidal preparations available.

Where the presence of textile pests is suspected, professional help should be sought