All moths can be identified by their two wings, each are covered in scales. Beyond this identification the various species of moths possess a wide range of sizes, colors, and even behaviors. From tiny to gigantic, metallic to neutral, moths are a diverse group. Many of these moths live without directly impacting humans. Yet there are others that damage crops, feed on blood, and invade our homes.
The most common pests are webbing clothes moths. The larvae of these moths feed on wool, fur, hair, felt, feathers, and silk. It can take a long time to notice these fabric eaters and their presence can damage many clothes and home goods.
Other moth problems come from those that nest in pantries. These moths can damage and contaminate your food. Evidence of moths in your pantry can include, damaged food or packages, webbing, and droppings.
Moths enter homes by flying in or by being transported in through food, clothes, or plants. The best way to control moth populations in your home is through prevention. Check fabric items for signs of larvae before you bring them into your home. For moths in food, check your containers, particularly pet food and grain products.
If you suspect that moths are causing a problem in your home, contact us. Moths are not easy to eliminate and it can be hard to identify their source without professional help. We can schedule an appointment for a free estimate to eliminate moths in your home.
For more information or to speak to an exterminator, dial (410) 834-0134