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Clothes Moth / Carpet Moth

What Are Clothes Moths?

There are two species of Clothes Moths / Carpet Moths in the UK. By far the most frequently identified being the Common Clothes Moth, sometimes known as the Webbing Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella). The other species is the Case Bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea pellionella). Adult Common Clothes Moths are small, have golden wings and tufted reddish hairs on their heads. The larvae are white with a brown head capsule.

Clothes Moth Infestation Signs & Symptoms

Adult Clothes Moths do not cause damage directly but lay the eggs that develop into larvae that feed on woollen clothing, upholstery, and carpets. The larvae create a webbing around material and then consume what is inside it, making holes and shredding clothes and fabrics. Clothes Moths prefer warm dark places such as closets and cupboards to breed in.

How To Control Clothes Moths

The first step is to set up our Clothes Moth Pheromone Traps. These traps will attract and catch adult male Clothes Moths. These males will then be unable to breed with females which reduces egg laying. Once moths are caught in traps it can be assumed that some females will be about to commence egg laying. It is at this time that Clothes Moth Egg Killer Sachets should be introduced. These sachets contain tiny Trichogramma wasps which parasitise and kill Clothes Moth eggs, preventing them from developing into the damaging Clothes Moth larvae.

Dragonfli offer a Clothes Moth Egg Killer Subscription service whereby customers can select to receive varying quantities of the sachets every month, ensuring populations of Clothes Moths are never able to establish and belongings are protected continually.