Textile Pests

Moths

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Although there is no severe health risks associated with these pests they can cause significant levels of damage to your textile possessions. They normally feed on the protein Keratin which can be found in natural fibres such as cotton, wools, silks and much more…  Although the presence of natural fibre is not always required for these pest to cause damage. 

What to look for?

The most common textiles in our homes/premises are carpets and often the presence of moths and other textile pests are closely followed by damaged. This can normally be seen with the naked eye located behind furniture and areas which may have not moved for some time.  It is also likely that the larvae may be visible or the castell cocoons are left behind

 



Common clothes Moth       Case Bearing Moth     Brown House Moth            White Shouldered Moth

Adults: 6-8 mm

Colour: Pale yellow

Larvae: White with dark head

Damage: Irregular Holes

Adults: 6-8 mm

Colour: Dark with faint marks

Larvae: white carry cocoon

Damage: regular Holes

Adults: 8-14 mm

Colour: Brown & dark spots

Larvae: White 20mm in size

Damage: Natural fibres

Adults: 6-10 mm

Colour: White head dark wings

Larvae: White with dark head

Damage: stored products


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Moths

Having issues with Moths?

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

Although there is no severe health risks associated with these pests they can cause significant levels of damage to your textile possessions. They normally feed on the protein Keratin which can be found in natural fibres such as cotton, wools, silks and much more…  Although the presence of natural fibre is not always required for these pest to cause damage. 

What to look for?

The most common textiles in our homes/premises are carpets and often the presence of moths and other textile pests are closely followed by damaged. This can normally be seen with the naked eye located behind furniture and areas which may have not moved for some time.  It is also likely that the larvae may be visible or the castell cocoons are left behind

 



Common clothes Moth       Case Bearing Moth     Brown House Moth            White Shouldered Moth

Adults: 6-8 mm

Colour: Pale yellow

Larvae: White with dark head

Damage: Irregular Holes

Adults: 6-8 mm

Colour: Dark with faint marks

Larvae: white carry cocoon

Damage: regular Holes

Adults: 8-14 mm

Colour: Brown & dark spots

Larvae: White 20mm in size

Damage: Natural fibres

Adults: 6-10 mm

Colour: White head dark wings

Larvae: White with dark head

Damage: stored products


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