Clothes Moths are a common pest throughout Australia. Their larvae are often responsible for the holes you discover in clothes that have been stored away.
Clothes Moth Larvae feed on a variety of household items, including:
dried milk products
Signs of Carpet Moth present in foods are silken threads throughout it. Holes in clothes and other fabrics are a sure sign of an infestation. You may also see moths flitting around the darker areas of your home or building.
Species of Carpet Moths in Australia include:
Case-bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea translucens)
Common or Webbing Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)
Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)
Tapestry Moth (Trichopaga tapetzella)
The Carpet Moth Larvae are very small white caterpillars.
Clean clothes with a thorough machine wash or dry-clean
Vacuum carpets regularly – particularly along skirtings and under furniture
Steam clean rugs, carpets and furniture
Bird Seed should be frozen for approx. 7 days to kill any larvae