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Clothes Moth Fact file for treating Clothes Moth
Treatment Type: Insecticide spray
Number of visits: 1-2
Cost: request a quote
Response Time: Same Day/Next day
Call 01603 744556 to request a call out

Signs of Moth's

  • Damage: Bald patches on carpets. Holes found in clothing.
  • Moths: Females can be seen crawling on floors around skirting boards or on curtains. Males can also be seen flying around.
  • Casings: Found on floors and attached to furniture.

Life Cycle

  • Complete Metamorphosis: Egg followed by Laval stage changing to Pupae stage before emerging as an Adult. Average life 3 months but can live up to 3 years. Female Moth can lay up to 40-50 eggs in her lifetime.
  • Size:
  • Moth 10mm
  • Larvae 12mm
  • Casings 10mm
  • Colour:
  • Adult Golden silver with brown head
  • Larvae Creamy white with brown head
  • Casings Grey

If you're a resident of Norwich, Norfolk and need assistance for the safe removal of Clothes Moth, please call Norwich Pest Control on 01603 744556, or send an email.

Clothes Moth Tineola bisselliella

The common clothes moth can be very destructive to any material made from animal fibre such as wool and furs etc. Damage can be found on carpets, curtains upholstered furniture and clothes. The larva causes the main damage not the moth. Damage to carpets is normally found around the darker areas for example under tables and furniture. Bare patches found on woollen carpet will be easily observed under curtains. Small grey silk tubes are attached to curtains, furniture etc these are the casings in which the larvae pupates into the adult moth.

DIY Pest Control

If you're considering treating the pest problem yourself, here are some pointers to bear in mind

  • Our pest control treatments are fit for purpose, and far stronger than any off the shelf treatments. Similar to off the shelf medicines, a prescription drug from your GP would be significantly stronger and more effective
  • Our treatments are effective and affected areas are treated by trained staff
  • Off the shelf treatments will most likely be temporary at best. Hiring a pest control company will save you money in the long term.