Moths found in the house include the Brown House Moth and the White Shouldered House Moth.
Both these species attack materials, including cereals, textiles, cork and leather.
The Common Clothes Moth attacks animal products including wool, fur, leather and skins, biting off the fibres.
Signs of a moth problem
Often the first indication of a problem with moths will be damage to fabrics, but there are other warning signs too:
• Adult moths, which are often often crawling rather than flying
• Maggot-like larvae
• Silk cocoons in which moth larvae live before turning into moths.
• Moths may be observed flying around.