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Below is some helpful information on the most common types of
moths that you may be having problems with.
are around 800 different types of moths across Britain, and 2400
species recorded in the British Isles. Fortunately the pesticides
that are used for moth eradication cover all types and species.
different techniques and timeframes can be given for moth treatments.
For more details, contact our customer service staff who will
be more than happy to explain the different services we offer.
Moths you may encounter
4 - 7mm long overall.
common clothes moth has long, thread-like antennae and long
legs with spines at joints.
moth’s forewings are shiny golden with no markings. The
trailing edge of the wings is strongly fringed.
clothes moth eggs are laid amongst fibres and fabrics. These
will hatch at above 10°C in 1–5 weeks.
clothes moth larva are whitish caterpillars that form silk
tunnels, camouflaged with fibres and debris. They leave the
tunnels at night to feed and hide during the day. Common clothes
moth development takes 2–7 months.
clothes moth pupae hatch inside last larval skin concealed
in fabric. These develop from within 2 weeks–2 months.
female adult common clothes moth is quite sedentary, but the
males do fly on occasions. Adult moths do not feed and are
clothes moths attack particularly textiles and animal products,
for example wool, fur, silk, skins, feathers and leather.
moths avoid the light they are often found in old wardrobes
clothes moths can also be found on clothes, carpets, curtains
8 - 10mm long overall.
warehouse moth has pale buff or grey wings sometimes with a
banded pattern. Leg usually noticeably, but antennae held close
to their backs.
a brown head capsule, the warehouse moth larva can vary in colour
due to diet. Up to 12mm when fully grown.
whitish in colour. Up to 200 are laid amongst foodstuffs over
a 2 week period.
warehouse moth caterpillars are whitish with brown heads. They
form silk sheets on the surfaces of food. These will develop
in 2–4 months with 5–6 moults.
Pupae: In the autumn the warehouse moth larvae migrate upwards
on the structures away from where the food is stored. Most warehouse
moths enter diapauses (resting stage) for the winter; few warehouse
moths pupate immediately.
warehouse moths can with stand low humidity (down to 30%) but
are susceptible to low temperatures. The warehouse moth will
only survive in unheated buildings in the winter if temperatures
inside the larval food material do no not fall below 10°C.
moths are widespread in the UK, but are found indoors only.
The warehouse moth is often found in warehouses, food factories
and shops of a wide range of stored foods.
Most stored food materials (animal and human) will be attacked,
although white flour is not attractive to the larvae.
frass (faecal pellets) combined with the silk and food particles
produces and obvious level of contamination.
silk produced by the larvae is difficult to remove from foods
and stock and may make packaging materials unacceptable.