Case bearing and common clothes moths are about 5-7mm in length. These two common moths cause considerable damage to fabrics, clothes and carpets.
The male is normally the only one to fly regularly and they prefer dark undisturbed areas. The female can lay up to 150 eggs in a six week cycle. The larvae are the ones you will see most due to feeding habbits though in one species a small silk like tube will be observable.
Clearing unused areas and cleaning on a regular basis will be effective in reducing numbers. In the event the infestation has been allowed to become established, the use of a residual chemical application to storage areas, wardrobes, storage containers and voids will effectively clear and reduce the activity.
Clothes and fabrics affected should be thoroughly inspected and cleaned to reduce harborage areas and any larvae.
Pheromone based glue boards are effective in collecting activity levels to ascertain if chemical application is required. Pheromone boards can installed as a first line of monitoring but not as remedial treatment as the lure normally only affects the male moth.