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Brown House Moth – (hofmannophila pseudospretella) – Adult 8mm gold flaked with dark brown wings.

Common Clothes Moth or Webbing Moth – (Tineola bisselliella) – Adult 4-7mm gold brown winged.

White Shouldered House Moth – (Endrosis sarcitrella) – Adult 7-9mm white head and shoulders, winged.

Warehouse Moth – (ephestia elutell) – Adult 8-10mm grey winged.

Brown House Moth – Life Style

Scavenger on fur, feathers and museum specimens. Often present in birds nests and are widespread and common in food stores and domestic environments. The larvae will feed on cereals and dry animal protein, including hair and wool. The adult moth cannot feed due to stunted mouthparts.

Pest Problems

Causes damage and contamination to stored foods in kitchens and larders. Larva look like small maggots.

White Shouldered House Moth – Life Style

Scavenger on fur, feathers and museum specimens. Often present in birds nests and are widespread and common in food stores and domestic environments. The larvae will feed on cereals and dry animal protein, including hair and wool. The adult moth cannot feed due to stunted mouthparts.

Pest Problems

Common in food stores. The caterpillars can cause significant contamination with their silk production and faecal droppings.

Warehouse Moth – Life Style

Common throughout the UK, the female lays up to 200 eggs close to food From spring through to autumn adult moths emerge. The female lays up to 200 eggs over a 2 week period. The eggs hatch and the larva seek food source and are able to penetrate even well sealed packages. Heavily infested foodstuffs will become covered in sheets of larval silk after 5-6 moults the larva are fully grown.

Pest Problems

The commonest and most serious pest of food stores. The caterpillars can cause significant contamination with their silk production and faecal droppings.

£78.00 +VAT per treatment MOTHS
  • Treatments – Recommended 1
  • £25 +VAT – Additional rooms in same building
  • Life Cycle – Egg – larva- pupa – adult
  • Pest factor – Causes damage and contamination to stored foods in kitchens and larders.

Common Clothes Moth or Webbing Moth – Life Style

The female moth will lay 40/50 eggs over a 2 to 3 week period and die once the lay is complete. The eggs hatch 4-10 days. The larvae will weave tunnels of silk and excreta amongst the host fabric, and by night they will emerge to feed causing severe damage.

Pest Problems

The larva cause the damage feeding on wool, carpets, upholstered furniture, furs, clothes and even synthetic materials if mixed with natural fibres. The greatest damage appears in undisturbed locations like carpets laid under furniture and clothes stored in attics.

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