Unlike some other pests, moths pose you no health risks as they do not transmit diseases. In fact they hold a vital role within our wildlife ecosystem. They are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials, textiles and stored food products. Clothes Moths and Carpet Moths damage natural fibres (such as wool, silk or cotton) in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather items. It is the caterpillars that cause the damage by eating the protein found in these natural materials.
To eradicate a moth infestation, regularly vacuum, paying particular attention to dark corners and beneath furniture, and empty the hoover bag each time. Remove any clothing or textiles that might be infested and make sure all items are clean before returning. Apply a moth killer powder or spray such as Protector C to the area. Moth traps that work by interrupting the breeding cycle also work well.