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Clothes Moths

Clothes Moths

Clothes moths received their name due to their fabric-based appetites. They have been reported to enjoy a diet that consists of wool, silk, fur, and hair. In general, moths tend to be attracted to light, whereas the Clothes moth is unique in that they seem to prefer the cover of darkness.

Clothes Moths Facts

  • Generally, clothes moths are more common in the coastal areas of Australia, where the humidity helps their development. The case-making clothes moth prefers warmer parts of Australia, whereas the webbing clothes moth can be found all over Australia.
  • Clothes moths eat a wide range of animal fabrics, but primarily fabrics containing wool. They will also damage fur, silk, feather and leather.
  • Clothes moths are poor flyers, likely to be hiding in dark areas near to where the larvae are feeding.

Clothes Moths Prevention Tips

  • Hang Moth Ball cartridges in your wardrobes
  • Regularly vacuum all carpeted rooms, especially around the perimeter and under heavy furniture.
  • Regularly move cupboards and heavy furniture in carpeted rooms. Inspect the carpet for signs of damage and insect activity.
  • At the end of each season, wash and store clothes in a sealed bag / suitcase.

How to get rid of

Clothes Moths

  • Items of clothing or curtains suffering damage (or items close stored close by) should be placed in a sealed black plastic bag in the sun for 1-2 hours. This will kill any larvae / eggs. The items can then be washed. Any delicate items that may be impacted by heat should be inspected individually.
  • Any cupboards which have been sites of cloth moth activity should be treated with an insecticide spray (all shelves and drawers). Items of clothing should be removed before treatment and replaced once the treatment is dry.
  • Place Moth Ball  cartridges in wardrobes to prevent future infestations.
  • If you suspect clothes moths presence / damage in carpets, all affected areas should be sprayed with insecticide (either aerosol or ready to use pump spray), paying particular attention to damaged areas and other areas under furniture.

Call us today for a chat, regarding Clothe Moths control solutions, on 1300 262 966 (1300 AMAZON) and speak with one of our friendly team members who can answer any questions you may have, give you a free onsite quote and arrange the treatment suited to your situation.

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