Fabric Moths

What are Fabric Moths?

Fabric Moths are small moths that eat your clothes, bedding, and floor coverings. You’re more likely to see the flying adult moths than their larvae, but it’s their larvae that do all the damage.

What do Fabric Moths look like?

Fabric Moths are small, usually just ½” in length. They’re so small that they often go undetected until you pull your favorite sweater out of your closet. 

Are Fabric Moths dangerous?

Fabric Moths are not dangerous to humans, but they can damage your clothing, bedding, and floor coverings beyond repair. Most folks consider Fabric Moths a nuisance pest. 

What are the signs of a Fabric Moths infestation?

The first sign of Fabric Moths may be seeing them flying around. If your clothes, bedding, and floor coverings have holes in them, you definitely have Fabric Moths. An adult female can lay up to 300 eggs in her lifetime, so the potential for damage is high.  Fabric Moths especially like to eat fabric that is:

  1. Wool, or other animal hair, or wool blends;
  2. Silk, leather, and wool clothing, bedding, and furnishings;
  3. Dirty and retaining moisture.

How do I get rid of Fabric Moths?

Getting rid of Fabric Moths can be daunting. They breed quickly and can quickly infest your closet. If you think you have Fabric Moths, call an experienced pest control company like Debug. The Debug technician will find and eliminate any Fabric Moths living in your home. 

Can I do anything to prevent Fabric Moths?

It’s good practice to thoroughly inspect your clothes and cloth furnishings at least once a year, especially if you’re putting them into seasonal storage. Vacuuming your carpets and under beds and sofas can help deter Fabric Moths. Clean clothing and cloth-covered furnishings thoroughly before storing them.  

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