moth pest control

Key Facts Moths

Clothes and carpet moths – the larvae of clothes moths eat through and cause damage to fabrics such as wool, cotton and carpets.

Food moths – food or ‘pantry’ moths eat stored food products in kitchens and larder storage areas.

You will know that you have a moth infestation by noticing the damage that they have caused to fabrics or you will see them.

A moth starts its life as an egg. Larva – The larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and eats leaves or flowers almost constantly

Moth Information

Common Cloth Moth

Tineola bisselliella, known as the common clothes moth, webbing clothes moth, or simply clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth Tineola bisselliella is a small moth of 6–7 mm (0.24–0.28 in) body length and 9–16 mm (0.35–0.63 in) wingspan (most commonly 12–14 mm or 0.47–0.55 in).

The head is light ferruginous ochreous, sometimes brownish -tinged. Forewings pale yellowish-ochreous ; base of costa fuscous. Hindwings ochreous grey-whitish. (it is distinguished from similar species by its yellow-brown or ochreous colouring and red-orange tuft of hair on the head).

Carpet Moth

Trichophaga tapetzella, the tapestry moth or carpet moth, is a moth of the family Tineidae. It is found worldwide.

The wingspan is 14–18 mm. The head is white, the forewings ochreous-white, thinly strigulated with grey; basal 2/5 dark purplish-fuscous; a roundish grey posterior discal spot; some small black spots about apex. Hindwings light brassy-grey. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on animal skin, bird nests, pellets, fur, clothing and floor and furniture covering made of animal skin.

Tapestry moths complete their cycles within a year and are more like webbing clothes moths in that they spin webbing in areas where they like to reside. Their speed of development depends entirely upon local temperature, humidity and food supplies.

Moth Pest Control


Moths can do damage to textiles, as the moth larvae are the culprits for eating clothing and carpets you will need to eliminate any moths before they breed and lay eggs. Moths can spread around your home very quickly unless brought under control.

We also have an effective specialist range to deal with carpet moths.



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