There are lots of pests that can be found in and around your home. The majority of the pests that people are fearful of are the ones that you sometimes see lurking around. The ones that are scariest to have around for most people include spiders, rats, mice and cockroaches. These are all standard pests that you might have trying to invade your home and get in your food, clutter and walls etc. When you allow any of these types of pests to get in your house they can start to create an infestation. That is why most people will call for pest control services. Technicians can come out and treat the house to make sure that your home is protected from the most common to the unique pests that you might be dealing with. There are some more obscure pests that you may not realize are a problem but you should know more about. One of those pests are clothes moths that might be in your home right now. All-Rite Pest Control outlines what clothes moths are and what you can do about them.
What Do Clothes Moths Look Like?
When it comes to pests that are sneaky and can go unnoticed for some time, clothes moths are one of them. There are usually about two types of clothes moths you may end up with in your home. There are webbing and casemaking moths that are the most commonly found. They are a pest that are small enough that they are hard to notice they are even there. They are both close to an inch in length and are found around clothing and other textiles. The webbing cloth moth is a single color and is usually a creamy light color. The casemaking moth has some spots that are usually brown in color on their wings.
What Attracts Clothes Moths?
Clothes moths are attracted to dark, warm and humid spaces as well as dirty clothing (particularlly unwashed items that may have food residue to lingering body oils.
Signs of Clothes Moth Infestation
There are pests that are found in homes that can cause some damage. Termites and carpenter ants will damage the wood inside the walls and on the deck of your home. Rats and mice can destroy the wiring and the insulation in the house. Other pests infest your food and damage surfaces with their feces and urine. When it comes to moths they are hiding in and among your clothes and chewing through the fabric. When you realize you have cloth moths it is usually when you grab your favorite sweater out of the closet and it has holes in it. These holes are usually caused by a cloth moth. You can check other pieces of clothes to determine how much damage has been caused.
How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths
These are a pest that you want to make sure you call out a professional for. They are attracted to clothing and you can’t just get rid of the clothes in the house. You have to have a treatment that is intended to remove the moths from your home and protect your materials.