Clothes moths (Tineola bisselliella) will eat any natural products with high kerotine content as they feed and thrive from this protein, or rather the larvae do, as its these young larvae stages that do the damage not the adults. They will eat any wool, furs, feathers, tapestries, animal hide, etc etc and especially love cashmere. they love the dark areas so it can be some time before you notice you have a problem, sometimes when you move a piece of furniture and find that bald spot! If you see a golden coloured moth regularly flying around Call Wiltshire Pest Services.
How to Identify Moths
• Small golden moth flying around from dark corners
• Holes in woolen clothes in the wardrobe, or in carpets, tapestries etc
• Certain types of clothes moth (case bearing) will spin a cocoon out of the firbes they eat so look out for cylindrical cases around the edges of the room
• Pupae ( those little cases again) hanging from the ceiling.
* Toxic/Non toxic insecticidal treatments
* Trapping /Monitoring ( pro active and post treatment)
* Insect growth regulators
* Vaccuming/Deep clean
Useful tip/interesting fact
If clothes have been infested bag them up and place them in the freezer (treatment of the surrounding areas will still be required)