What hides in historic houses?

Date: 07,05,2021

Author: Internet

There are more than just textile pests in historic houses:
What else hides there?
Whilst some of the more common textile pests such clothes moths and carpet beetles are well known and frequently associated with wool fibres right the way through to feathers, there are also other materials such as wood that must be considered, let alone the scavenger insects that are generalists within their feeding capacity.

Starting with some of the common types of moth, webbing clothes moth or common clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella), case bearing clothes moth (Tinea pellionella). The larvae stage is not just capable of consuming wool but also fur, skins, feathers, and silk – anything that contains keratin. Scavenger moths are our next concern, including brown house moths (Hofmannophila pseudospretella), White-shouldered house moths (Endrosis sarcitrella) and even typical stored product moths can be considered scavengers in this particular environment. Such as Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella), a surprisingly small amount of material, food is needed to support a population.

There really is a whole host of beetles to be aware of, not simply carpet beetles damaging carpets [who knew!] and other keratin-containing articles, but also building materials such as wool based insulation. The majority will of course feed on decaying birds’ nests and the associated materials. One of the most common is the varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) often referred to as one of the prettiest beetle pests with its varied brown, green, gold and white scales. Others include the brown carpet beetle or vodka beetle (Attengenus smirnovi) and the two-spot carpet beetle (Attagenus pellio). The brown carpet beetle is a very well known intruder in museums and has a typical liking for older carpets and tapestries.

Other pests diversifying?
Research emerged just a few years ago that common stored product insects such as flour beetles Tribolium sp. can eat polystyrene. Bukula et al (2016) presented at the International Symposium on insects* showing evidence that non-food materials can support namely flour beetles, amongst others. This is potentially a new avenue for a typically stored product insect. This does however support the rising number of reports of flour beetles in domestic cases, not from a food source but feeding on redundant wasp nests and mysteriously appearing on the upper floors of houses, not near the kitchen.

How to deal with these pest troubles?
The multifunctional pest repeller AN-B019, with electromagnetic function, to emit electromagnetic waves and transfer through the electric wire in the house.
To cover the gaps and corners where beetles normally active.
Also with ultrasonic to repel the flying moths.
To drive them away from the house.
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