Signs of a Moth Infestation

Moth_September_2008-3The signs of a moth infestation will depend greatly upon the species that is invading the home. When dealing with them indoors, the moths will often fly about the room close to lighted surfaces, and they will find rest on various surfaces. It’s easy to spot a problem with moths because they often chew on clothing. They can leave behind webbing and droppings too.

Though they love fabric, they will often eat on human foods too. When it is time for them to pupate, they will leave the food and seek shelter in the corner of a cabinet or wall. To be able to treat this infestation, it is important to identify the type of math. Once this is identified, the materials they are using for breeding can be addressed.

Moths commonly get inside the home by an open door or even a window. They can also be brought inside on a food product that is infested. They can also latch onto a piece of clothing and come in. To prevent bringing them into the home, inspect any food brought in. Also, look at clothing and fabrics, especially those bought second hand, before bringing them into the home. Turn outside lights off when opening doors. Moths are drawn to the light and will use that as a way to get into the home.

The behavior of a moth and their diets are just as diverse as their appearance. They can be beautiful or they can be a blood feeder. Some are nothing more than a food source for animals. Indoor moths are likely to feed on fabrics or food in the pantry. They are known for their ability to run clothes and other natural materials. They love silk, feathers, fur and even human hair. Traditional house moths are about 2.5-5 centimeters in length and are a natural buff color. If you have a problem with moths, get professional pest control help. They can do hundreds of dollars worth of damage in a short period of time.