Eradicating Clothes moths and food moths in the home and office
Where to look for Clothes Moths. In a heavily infested home they may be found anywhere where there are carpets or woollens etc… The larvae are commonly found in dark undisturbed places such as beneath furniture, inside cup-boards, in drawers and in airing cup-boards.
The adults are attracted to light and tend to be found on window sills and around lamp shades. Infestations of the varied carpet beetle and the fur beetle often originate from old birds’ nests in a loft space and then spread through the home by following hot water pipes etc.
Moths can be found in a variety of stored products. These species are largely associated with goods of vegetable origin, to which they may be adapted with varying degrees of specificity.
Moths have two pairs of well-developed membranous wings, with few cross veins; clothed with broad scales; generally suctorial mouthparts; metamorphosis proceeds from egg through larval, pupal and adult stages; larvae frequently have eight pairs of limbs.