Clothes Moths are very common in the UK and an infestation can ruin clothing and other fabrics. It is important to find the source of the infestation to treat properly. Clothes moths can be found in carpets, woolens and lots of different types of clothing.
The larvae are commonly found in dark undisturbed places such as beneath furniture, inside cup-boards, in drawers and in airing cup-boards.
Adults are attracted to light and tend to be found on window sills and around lamp shades. Infestations of the varied carpet beetle and the fur beetle often originate from old birds’ nests in a loft space and then spread through the home by following hot water pipes.
Moths can be found in a variety of stored products. These species are largely associated with goods of vegetable origin, to which they may be adapted with varying degrees of specificity.