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Brown Tail Moth control

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Fast and effective brown tail moth control for London & the South East

Brown Tail moths as adults are white with brown hairs on the end of their abdomens. They are native to Britain and are typically most active during the months of July and August where they can lay batches of 150-200 eggs on suitable foliage. The caterpillars hatch after 3 weeks and begin webbing among the foliage. Little damage may occur at this time as the majority of winter is spent nesting. In April, the caterpillars will once again begin feeding, this is the time the majority of webbing and damage is done. The hair on the caterpillars are urticating (have an irritant effect) and can cause breathing difficulties and irritation if they come into contact with skin. If you suspect you have Brown Tail moth infestations they should be dealt with by a professional company as specialist training is needed when dealing with them.

HOW TO GET RID OF BROWN TAIL MOTHS

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Our helpful, friendly teams are here to help you at each step of your journey to a pest free home.

1. Dedicated Customer Service

We are always available for advice and offer 24/7 out of hours phone line for urgent requests.

2. Survey

One of our expert surveyors will attend the property to assess options for treatment and discuss with you how to proceed.

3. Treatment

One of our experienced, specialist trained technicians will carry our treatment in line with our integrated pest management approach.

4. Recommendations

Our technicians will provide advice and recommendations to help you prevent any future infestations.

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How do I know if I have a Brown Tail Moth problem?

If you think you’ve spotted signs of a brown tail moth infestation, you’re in the right place. This quick guide to brown tail moths will help you determine if it is in fact brown tail moths you are dealing with.

There are a number of tell-tale signs that you have a brown tail moth infestation:

  • Sightings: adults are white with brown hairs on the end of their abdomens.
  • Webbing: young caterpillars will spin dense silk nests and during the spring they will cause more webbing and defoliation.

Common host plants include:

  • Box hedging
  • Privet hedges
  • Hornbeam trees
  • Black torn hedges
  • Mulberry bushes
  • Fruit Trees

Brown Tail moths as adults are white with brown hairs on the end of their abdomens. They are native to Britain and are typically most active during the months of July and August where they can lay batches of 150-200 eggs on suitable foliage.

The caterpillars hatch after 3 weeks and begin webbing amoungst the foliage. Little damage may occur at this time as the majority of winter is spent nesting. In April, the caterpillars will once again begin feeding, this is the time the majority of webbing and damage is done. 

At Beaver we practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimises economic, health, and environmental risks.

Brown Tail Moth Nest Removal

Our technicians will carry out the removal of all webbing which must be destroyed in the correct manner i.e.bagging and destruction by burning. In autumn – late summer, cocoons used by juvenile larval stages can be removed and destroyed. Our technicians will

use a synthetic insecticidal spray treatment directed thoroughly inside the bush to coat the underside of the leaves. This controls the larval stage by feeding on the host. Pheromone traps can also be used to control the adult male moths to disrupt the breeding cycle. 

 

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