I saw your website and was wondering which chemical would be the best to stop the little white moths which are devouring my mountain lion taxidermy mount. I first noticed them when one of the larva came down from the mount on a silk thread. When I inspected the lion, I noticed multiple adults and some larva on the surface!
Any help would be very much appreciated.
You most likely have CLOTHES MOTHS. Hopefully they’re only on the lion mount so you won’t have to do extensive treating. We keep several mounts at our shop and have used different products on them which have done the job. I prefer a dust because it can last a long time. It’s not the easiest to use but if you apply slowly over the entire mount, the dust tends to settle down deep in the hair so it’s mostly out of sight. PYGANIC will yield excellent results with treatments lasting 6-12 months. And since it only takes a little bit to do the job, the best way to apply it is with a CRUSADER. This applicator can disperse the dust nice and lightly which is all you need.
Another way to treat is with an aerosol. These are easier to use and the MICROCARE is a pyrethrin based microencapsulated version. Normally pyrethrin will only last a day and be gone. But by making it in tiny capsules, you’ll get a month or so per application making it longer lasting. In our experience we had to use some every 1-2 months to keep our mounts pest free.
When used properly, neither product altered the mount and could not be seen – even right after the application was made. Start with the preferred form you’d like to use and I’m sure you’ll get control. And be sure to inspect the surrounding areas to make sure there isn’t a local problem developing in the home you’ve missed. Once these guys get into the carpeting, furniture or clothing, they can do quite a bit of damage!
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Clothes Moths Article: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page765.html