Clothes Moth (Tineola Bilsselliella)
Problems caused by MothsThe clothing moth, or actually the caterpillar (larva) of this moth, is well known as a serious pest. It can feed not only from clothing (wool in particular) but also from many other sources.
Identify a Moth problemYou may find damage on materials of animal origin such as wool, angora, cashmere and furs. The damage from the larval feeding is often very visible although the actual larvae can be very difficult detect as they hide from the light. Outdoors adults are flying from May to September but indoors adults are found all year round. Clothing moth infestations are found in all areas of London Essex and Hertfordshire.
In the home the most obvious signs of infestation are the damage to clothes and sometimes carpets (usually around the edges).