Clothes Moth


Clothes moth adults are about inch long and have silvery wings. They usually remain in the infested material and do not fly to lights. The caterpillars are pale white with a light brown head.


(Tineola sp., Tinea sp.) The caterpillar stage feeds on wool, fur, leather, felt, and feathers. They develop slowly and may feed for 2 to 10 months, The adultmoths do not feed.


Thoroughly inspect all potential sites and material. Dry clean clothing and store in sealed container. Vacuum infested sites to remove caterpillars and adults. Spray insecticide in cracks and crevices.