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Fabric & Textile Pest Control Services in Canberra

Your clothes, carpets, curtains and rugs are valuable. That’s why it’s important to protect them from silverfish, carpet beetles and clothes moths. ACT Pest Control provides a full range of “fabric and textile” pest control services for Canberrans eager to protect their property. Our services are designed to deal with issues quickly and efficiently – without damaging valuable property.


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Silverfish – an overview

The silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) is a nocturnal, wingless insect that feeds on sugar, starches, cotton, silk, linen and synthetic fibres. Silverfish are commonly found in bathrooms, clothing drawers, wardrobes and book shelves – not to mention under kitchen sinks. Silverfish leave small holes (and sometimes yellow stains) on the materials they’ve nibbled.


The presence of silverfish is sometimes symptomatic of water damage or wood rot in your home. Silverfish are attracted to moisture and humidity – frequently entering a home via damaged external timbers. Silverfish can also enter through torn flyscreens, open doors and foundational cracks.

Carpet beetles – an overview

Carpet beetles can be challenging to eliminate – even for experienced pest controllers in Canberra. The adult female carpet beetle lives outside, but enters a home to lay its eggs on woollen carpets and rugs. Over time, larvae hatch from the eggs and start eating the wool in the carpet / rug, along with any nearby cattle hides and casein products.


In Canberra, pest controllers come across several species of carpet beetle: the Australian carpet beetle (Anthrenocerus australis), the variegated carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci), the black carpet beetle (Attagenus unicolor) and the furniture carpet beetle (Anthrenus flavipes). ACT Pest Control can help you eliminate carpet beetles quickly – protecting valuable woollen carpets and rugs in the process.

Clothes moths – an overview

Canberra is home to webbing clothes moths (Tineola bisselliella), case-bearing clothes moths (Tinea pellionella) and tapestry moths (Trichophaga tapetzella). The larvae of all three species can damage or destroy clothes made from protein-based fibres in a short space of time. Favoured materials include wool, leather, fur, feathers and silk.


In addition to clothes, moths can be attracted to blankets, rugs, carpet, lounges, upholstered furniture, curtains, pillows and stuffed toys (even woodwind instruments aren’t safe). ACT Pest Control can help you eliminate clothes moths without damaging your property.


When it comes to “fabric and textile” pest control services in Canberra, you can’t go past ACT Pest Control for expertise and experience.


For professional advice about silverfish, carpet beetles and clothes moths, please call the friendly team at ACT Pest Control on 1300 022 122.


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Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we guarantee to control your pest problem quickly, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.

Servicing All ACT suburbs & surrounding areas without the harsh chemicals!

7in1 Pest Control Canberra


Our general pest treatment deals with the top SEVEN most common pests around your home in the one visit saving you time, money and keeping your environment safe.

These pests are spiders, cockroaches, silverfish, slaters, clothes moths, earwigs & millipedes.

We service the ACT and surrounding areas



Canberra City

South Canberra


Weston Creek

Woden Valley


** Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman & NSW local areas.