Common Clothes Moth
(Tineola bisselliella)

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Common clothes moth is a pest to be wary of. They will feed on natural fibres such as carpets, clothes, as well as store food products. Those mysterious little holes you get in your T-shirt, clothes moth.

Gold in colour
5 to 7 mm long

Description

Biology

100-500 eggs, Hatch in 5 days, Larvae growth 6 weeks
Adult life span is 10-30 days

Food

Causing damage to clothes carpets etc. Clothes moth are seen as a high-risk pest.
Inspect wardrobes, drawers etc to find the source of the infestation.

Habitat

Clothes moth larvae and adults prefer dimly lit areas rather than the light and the larvae will hide under rugs and furniture.

Reasons for control

Property damage:

Food safety:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

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