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FAQS ABOUT CLOTH MOTHS
While they look very similar to butterflies, the cloth moth is a totally different species and there are two distinct types commonly found in Australian households. First is the webbing cloth moth is approximately 8-10mm long, has a wingspan of about 12mm and is golden brown in colour. Second is the case-bearing cloth moth which is approximately 7-10mm long, has silvery-brown wings with faint spots and is particularly damaging to clothes and upholstered furnishings.
Finding holes in your clothes and other fabrics (often rendering them all unusable) is the most visible sign and when inspecting your home for damage, include your kitchen cupboards and pantry for damaged food packaging. Larvae cases and droppings can also be found in the cloth moth’s dark hiding spots – i.e. drawers and wardrobes. Finally, if you notice and increase of moths fluttering around your light sources at night, they have obviously taken a liking to your home.
As with all pest control practices, you must maintain good housekeeping both indoors and out. Vacuum all floors and upholstered furnishings regularly and ensure there is good ventilation in your closets and your home – this is what moths like the least! Even if you think you have the problem under control, consult your pest control provider as they will be able to tell you if you’re at risk of an infestation re-occurring.
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