There are several species of clothes moth that as well as causing damage to clothes can also damage carpets. The moths themselves are harmless, it’s the larvae or caterpillars that cause the problems. Feeding on natural fibres they can create bare patches on woollen carpets, often under areas covered by furniture such as beds or sofas.
The moths are small only being around 7 mm long and are very poor flyers, they are commonly seen crawling or flying just a few centimetres off the floor. One species, known as the case-bearing clothes moth, spins a white silken case around itself, and sightings of these are a tell tale sign of a problem.
If you are noticing damage to your carpets and think you may have a moth problem, contact St Georges Pest Control for advice.