Anthers are insects that live mainly in the countryside and feed on organic waste.
Have you noticed the little white larvae under the carpet? They are anthers and they can live up to a year!
These insects belong to the Dermestidae family and they ravage fibers and furniture indiscriminately.
When they are in their larval stage, anthers crawl under carpets and closets. However, our experience as exterminators has shown us that they can also invade baseboards.
As adults, they are no larger than half a match head, but as larvae, they live primarily in carpets, although that is not the only place.
Why do they stay there? Because they live near their food. Anthers feed mainly on starches, organic waste, collagen and keratin.
That’s why they find wool, leather, cotton or silk clothes mostly comfortable. Also sites with residues of dust, human hair or animal hair.
Even anthers can feed on our dander (Hair, Nails and Hairs) or microscopic remains of skin that we shed, as well as feathers of animals.
It is very important to mention that anthers can also invade your precious collections of insects, skins or animal heads that embellish the walls of your home.
They even invade the horns of a reindeer head! The smell of your precious collections guides them.
How to prevent anthers?
Anthers are directly responsible for damage to clothing and furniture in the home. And even if you barely see their larvae, they can cause allergies and skin reactions such as itching or burning.
Because of their diet, anthers can invade insect and animal collections and books, so places like museums and libraries should also be armored against them.
An easy way to keep your home free of ants is to thoroughly clean carpets, clothes and closets at least every two months.
Constant cleaning is an inexpensive way to keep ants out of your home. Vacuum your clothes, furniture and, of course, under the carpet.
Vacuum and dispose of in sealed bags so you don’t contaminate another area.
If you have clothes that you don’t use often, it’s best to store them in special airtight bags and send them out to be washed at least twice a year.
Also look for cracks and fill them with a special sealant. Add to this the ventilation, at least twice a week, of rooms, closets and drawers.
Another very useful tip we share with you to keep anthers away from your home is to check the flowers you cut in the garden to decorate the house. They can be your transportation.
Anther larvae can cause large holes in clothing. They can also kill furniture.
How do I control anthers?
You may find the above tips effective for prevention. But if you have an anther infestation, action is needed.
First, it’s important to check for damage. As anther extermination experts, we can help you identify them and not confuse them with moths.
If it is a small infestation, you can use an insecticide sold at our store. Apply as a spray to areas where anthers hide, especially in dark spaces, cracks and crevices.
You can also choose the Pro Pyrodust. It is a very effective powder for crawling insects. You can apply it under built-in furniture, cabinets, electrical outlets or in places where you can’t move your belongings.
Since it is a broad spectrum technology, you will also control other insects. It is best applied when the temperature does not exceed 32°C.
Another alternative to eliminate anthers is Onguard Pro-Perm. This can also be applied to cracks and crevices, as well as directly affected areas.
A very important point is that if you apply any of these insecticides, you must keep children and pets away. The risks are latent.
If you want to completely eliminate an anther infestation, you can contact us and request an inspection.
Our experience as pest exterminators ensures that our intervention is effective.
As experts, we have the right professional team to perform a safe intervention. As AKL Exterminator, we are dedicated to solving your pest problems.
Our service is distinguished by its professionalism, discretion and guarantee. Contact us at 450-325-1463. We will be happy to help you.