Moths in the home can be a nuisance but when they start eating your favourite Christmas jumper you may feel they have gone too far. Believe it or not, it’s not the flying moths you see that are causing the damage, but rather the moths in their larval form (Egg-larvae-pupa-adult).
What Moths are considered pests?
For simplicity we have put them into two categories which are:
Clothes Moths & Food Moths:
• Clothes Moths – Species: Common clothes moth, Case bearing clothes moth and white shouldered moth. Clothes moths will feed on most natural fibres such as wools, cottons and silk and will try and avoid light.
• Food Moths – Species: Indian meal moth, Mediterranean food moth, Brown House Moth and white shouldered moth. Food moths will eat stored food products in kitchens and pantries.
NB: The Brown House Moth and White shouldered moth are known to feed on both stored food products and natural fabrics.