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Moth

Observed: 30th July 2013 By: baal
moth
moth on curtain
moth on curtain.
Description:

These moths are around the house in summer/warm weather for 2 years now. At 10pm onwards, They fly in shady parts of the rooms & land when chased. Easy to catch with wet hands. But do they eat the carpets curtains & clothes, if so how do i make them leave, organically?

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Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

controlling clothes moths

They do quite well in my house, and as a moth enthusiast I've learned to live with them, although I'd prefer they stayed outside! (Their natural lifestyle is to feed on feathers and fur in bird and mammal nests.)

There's some information here:
http://www.mothscount.org/text/22/moth_pests.html

and rather more detail here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tineola_bisselliella#Pest_control

I tend to bump them off when I encounter them, but haven't tried using any deterrents, organic or otherwise.

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Entomologist and biological recorder