Clothes Moths

Clothes Moths
Commonly found in
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Clothes moths are well-known as pests of stored woolens, but they also feed on a variety of animal-based materials, including wool, fur, silk, feathers and leather. Items commonly infested include wool sweaters, coats, blankets, carpets, decorative items, down pillows and comforters, toys and animal trophies.

Serious infestations of clothes moths can develop undetected in a home, causing significant damage to clothing, bedding, floor coverings and other articles.



Space treatment

Perform a space treatment of the infested area at a rate of 5 to 10 seconds per 10m2. To protect woolens and other keratin containing materials, brush clean then air out. Before treating entire article, treat a small hidden area of fabric to determine if staining will occur. Treat thoroughly by holding the product at least 45cm from garment. Treated articles should be put into a darkened closet or other darkened storage such as cedar chests, storage drawers, or sealable plastic fabric bags. For best protection, clean and treat inside of closets or storage areas by treating 1 second per m2 before putting treated materials away. Treatment should be repeated every 6 months if needed. Dry clean treated clothes before wearing.

Crack, crevice, and void space treatment

Locate source of infestation. Apply to nearby cracks and crevices

General precautions and restrictions

  • Remove pets, birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying.
  • Do not apply when people, pets or food are present.
  • Do not spray on public, painted or varnished surfaces or directly into any electronic equipment such as radios, televisions, computers etc.
  • Do not allow adults, children, or pets to enter until sprays have dried and spray mist has dispersed.
  • In hospitals and nursing rooms : ventilate rooms thoroughly for 2 hours after spraying and before reoccupying.
  • Food areas and food handling establishments : do not make space spray applications when facility is in operation. During space spray applications, cover or remove food, cover food processing surfaces or clean after treatment with a suitable detergent and rise with potable water before resuming operations.