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Carpet Moths


If you notice small balding patches in the corners and at the edges of your carpets, the chances are that you have an infestation of carpet moths. This is a problem that needs immediate attention because it will continue to get worse. A mated female carpet moth can lay around 200 eggs in her short adult life and an infestation can very quickly get out of hand. Carpet moths are stubborn when it comes to leaving your home!

The Common Clothes Moth (tineola bisselliella)


This is a common pest found worldwide expect in tropical climates. Hereford schools

The larva feeds on fabrics, furs and feather products including woollen clothing, upholstery and carpets


  • The life cycle is egg – larvae – pupa – adult

  • Eggs are laid in suitable larvae food such as among clothes or in carpet fibres

  • They hatch in 1-5 weeks in temperatures above 10 degrees

  • The larva is white in colour

  • They form silk tunnels and camouflage them with fibres

  • Feed at night

  • Hide during daylight

  • They develop in 2-7 months

  • Pupae develop between 2 weeks to 2 months

  • Adults are small, light in colour

  • Females do not fly but the males occasionally do

  • They do not feed when adult and are short lived; the damage is done at larva stage

Control Measures

  • The clothes moth is relatively easy to control

  • Good hygiene must be promoted and residual spraying should keep them in check


If you need help getting rid of your clothes’ moth problem call PGM & Son Herefordshire to help.