This hot weather has not only brought the gardens to life but it has also increased the number of moths we are finding in the house. We have 36 traps around the house, not only in the showrooms but also in the attics, staff areas and doors to adjoining properties. We check the traps weekly to ensure that we can prevent an outbreak and damage to the collection. The pheromone traps attract the male moth and therefore stop them from meeting females and breeding.
The increase of moths in certain areas of the house are concerning but we have been using a moth spray overnight and have treated the soft furnishings and carpets in the areas affected.
Sara, one of the house team, checking the trap on the staircase.