Common Clothes Moths. A fabric or cloth moth infestation may be found in wardrobes, clothes cupboards or drawers where they particulary like eating natural fibres such as wool.
These insect pests live outdoors in birds nests and on dead animals but they can find their way into a property through open windows, doors or they can come in under the eaves or down the chimney. Once indoors they can breed rapidly with the female carpet moth laying hundreds of eggs in dark out of the way places such as under cupboards or under heavy, immovable furniture. The eggs then turn into larvae that are creamy white caterpillars and it is this stage of the clothes moth that does the damage eating away at clothes and garments made of natural fibres such as wool, cashmere, silk and cotton. If you have seen moths flying around and have found the eggs of this insect pest, you should inspect all rooms of your property to gauge the size of the infestation and then carry out a full pest control treatment. Please see our category Clothes Moth Control to the right.