• Moths

  • 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:

    • Carpet Moth Pest Controlcarpets
    • blankets
    • wool
    • fur
    • upholstered furniture
    • leather
    • clothing
    • paper
    • bird seed
    • 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.

    Helpful Hints:

    • 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