Moth Identification Guide

What are moths?

Moths are a type of flying insect; one of the most common species to invade our homes is the clothes moth. Clothes moths infest items like clothing, upholstery, carpets, and fabrics made of animal-based materials.Clothes moths are small, growing to about 1/2 of an inch in length and are beige or buff-colored. They have narrow wings, fringed with tiny hairs.

a closeup of a brown and orange moth resting on wood

Are moths dangerous?

Moths are not a threat to people, but they are dangerous to the belongings that we store in our homes and businesses. It is the larval stage of the clothes moth that does the most damage to stored products. The female lays her egg on a suitable food source, and when the egg hatches, the larvae then feed on the provided food. As they feed, they create holes in the fabric, causing unsightly damage.

Why do I have a moth problem?

Adult clothes moths can find their way indoors on their own. They often enter through torn screens or spaces around windows and doors. Once inside, they will seek out places to lay their eggs. Clothes moths may also find their way inside when their eggs or larvae hitchhike in on things like rugs, furniture, or clothing.

Where will I find moths?

Clothes moths prefer to live in dark areas that are high in humidity. These moths reside in basements, closets, or attics, breeding and feeding on clothes, blankets, rugs, and similar stored fabric items.

How do I get rid of moths?

Get rid of moths from your home or business with the help of the professionals at Blitz! Exterminators, LLC. We are a local pest control company dedicated to keeping residential and commercial properties located in Central Georgia free of pests!

Our family is committed to keeping your family and home safe from moths and other pests. We utilize advanced treatments and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to eliminate current pest problems, prevent future pest problems, and provide our customers with peace of mind! If you are ready to eliminate moths and other pests from your Central Georgia property once and for all, call Blitz! Exterminators today.

How can I prevent moths in the future?

Make your Georgia property less attractive to moths by partnering with Blitz! Exterminators, and put into place the following prevention tips:

  • Keep storage areas free of clutter.

  • Wash and dry any clothing, blankets, or other like items before storing them away.

  • Store your clothing, blankets, and other fabric items in plastic containers with locking lids, not cardboard boxes.

  • Use dehumidifiers or air conditioners to lower humidity levels in your home.

  • Make sure window and door screens are intact.

  • Place weatherstripping around windows and doors.

 
 

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