Textile pests

Textile pests consume wool, fur and feathers, among other things. They may make holes in clothes as they look for food. Washing your clothes in 40–60 degrees will destroy all developmental stages of the insects. You can also freeze sensitive materials in -20 degrees for a week.

If you find textile pests in your apartment, clean your apartment thoroughly. Empty any possible hiding places and vacuum them carefully. Dispose of the vacuum bag. Use insect sprays according to their instructions.

Some textile pests also live in the wild and may be carried into the apartment from outside. You can prevent a pest problem by using airtight containers or bags to store any wool and fur items in the basement, the attic or in storage rooms.

If you cannot eradicate the insects yourself or if the problem is widespread, submit a fault report