Moth Infestations

Conditions for Moth Infestations

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Moth Infestations commonly occur in warm and higher humidity conditions where the adult moths find their way into homes and the female moths lay eggs in suitable locations for the development of their larvae.

What attracts moths

The ‘right’ conditions for a moth infestation include absence of strong light, a reasonable degree of humidity, and suitable materials to ensure a food source for the emerging larvae, and hence a potential site for moth infestations.

Food is the crucial issue for the larvae to survive – being adept at converting the proteins found in keratin into food, larvae are most in home on clothing, upholstery and carpets made of natural fibers.  Animal hair contains keratin, so wool and cashmere are the preferred food sources.

Alternatively, our food storage provides another opportunity to harbour moth infestations, particularly from the Mediterranean Food Moth and the Indian Meal Moth.

How do you treat a moth infestation?

Moth damage to natural fibers

Hygiene and secure food storage are the start points for minimising the risk of moth infestations. 

Soiled clothes, even with perspiration from one or two times usage, food or drink spillages superficially cleaned off, and human hair on garments or on carpets also increase the risk of moth infestations in the home. 

Open packs of flour, sugar or seeds / cereals are risk points for an occurrence of Pantry Moths

Once established, moths can be difficult to completely eradicate, even with Moth Traps because the larvae can travel considerable distances and the eggs are very, very small, and hence difficult to spot. 

Female moths can lay up to 600 eggs so the rate of infestations can grow remarkably quickly from the presence of one or two adult moths in the home. 

Adult clothing moths and pantry moths are also relatively small and so can easily go undetected, especially because they differ from the other, larger, moth varieties that are attracted to lights at night and more commonly recalled in the domestic environment.

Moth-Prevention.com provides a number of solutions to both eradicate moths and their larvae, as well as preventing further moth damage to your clothing.

For severe infestations by moths and elimination, check out our range of Clothes Moth Killer Kits, Carpet Moth Kits and Pantry Moth Killer Kits

For moth detection and prevention, you should take a look at our powerful, non-toxic Clothes Moth Traps, Carpet Moth Traps and Pantry Moth Traps.


A Selection of Products to Help You with Your Moth Infestation

CLOTHES MOTH KILLER KIT | 6 Months Protection for Closet Clothing | Professional Grade

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Kills Clothes Moths, Larvae and Eggs - it’s the Moth Larvae that do the damage, not flying moths | Professional Grade Moth Control Products |  Includes all Materials (Moth Spray, Clothes Moth Traps, Moth Fogger) and Full Instructions | Treats 1 Room 
$85.45 $94.94

CLOTHES MOTH KILLER KIT | Large Infestation | 2 Rooms | Professional Grade

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Kills Clothes Moths, Larvae and Eggs - it’s the Moth Larvae that do the damage, not flying moths | Professional Grade |  Includes all Materials and Full Instructions | Treats 2 Rooms
$144.78 $160.87

CLOTHES MOTH KILLER KIT | EXTREME POWER! | Professional Grade

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Kills Clothes Moths, Larvae and Eggs - it’s the Moth Larvae that do the damage, not flying moths | Professional Grade |  Includes all Materials and Full Instructions | Treats 3-4 Rooms
$220.64 $245.15

POWERFUL CARPET MOTH KILLER KIT | Fast-Acting Treatment | 1 Room | Professional Grade

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Hard-Hitting | Kills Carpet Moths, Larvae and Eggs in Carpets, Rugs and Textiles | FAST | Treats 1 Large Room
$77.27 $85.86

POWERFUL CARPET MOTH KILLER KIT | Fast-Acting Treatment | 2-3 Rooms | Professional Grade

Hard-Hitting | Kills Carpet Moths, Larvae and Eggs in Carpets, Rugs and Textiles | FAST | Treats 2-3 Rooms
$152.58 $179.50

POWERFUL PANTRY MOTH KILLER KIT | Natural Biodegradable Treatment | 1 Room | Professional Grade

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Use Natural products to kill Pantry Moths, Larvae and Eggs within your Kitchen & Kitchen Cupboards - Fast and Effective Pantry Moth Spray
$63.10 $66.42

POWERFUL PANTRY MOTH KILLER KIT | Natural Biodegradable Treatment | 2-3 Rooms | Professional Grade

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Use Natural products to kill Pantry Moths, Larvae and Eggs within your Kitchen & Kitchen Cupboards - Fast and Effective
$109.20 $114.95

Powerful Clothes Moth Traps for Closets | 3 Pack | Proven Best Catch-Rates in the USA

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Refillable, Odor-Free & Natural Clothes Moth Traps from MothPrevention® | Natural, Non-Toxic and Safe to use Clothes Moths Traps | German-Engineered Clothes Moth Pheromones for Performance | Results Guaranteed
$38.95 $41.50

High-Performance Clothes & Carpet Moth Trap Refills - 6 Pack

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Clothes Moth Trap Refills from MothPrevention® | Natural, Non-Toxic and Safe | German-Engineered Pheromones for Performance | Results Guaranteed
$42.95 $44.95

Powerful Pantry Moth Traps 15pk - Versatile and Effective | Results Guaranteed

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German-Engineered Pheromones | Catches Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths | 15 Pack (3x 5pk) | Non-toxic, Odorless & Safe
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