Clothes Moth

DESCRIPTION:

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.

BIOLOGY:

(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.

SOLUTION:

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.

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