White Shouldered House Moth
Wingspan 15-21 mm.
This familiar little moth occurs regularly inside buildings, and being continuously-brooded, can be found at any time of year indoors.
The larvae live on dried plant and animal debris, and the species has been accidentally introduced into many parts of the world with dried stored goods.
Brown House Moth
The Brown House Moth is Golden/Brown in colour. Each moth measures approx. 10mm long.
The larvae of these Brown House Moths can cause considerable damage to natural fibres such as wool, mohair, fur etc.
The female can lay up to 500 eggs which can hatch into larvae within 10 days!
Best control to get rid of this moth pest is to use a residual insecticide, an insect powder for cracks and crevices. Smoke generators/ULV Machine can be effective for a total fumigation treatment.
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Formerly far commoner than it is these days, this moth inhabits houses, and was at one time a pest species. Its decline is probably due to the increase in use of man-made fibres and the much drier atmosphere created by central heating.
The larva, as its vernacular name suggests, feeds on woollen clothing, upholstery and carpets, as well as other animal-based material, such as hair or fur. It lives in a silken tube, and when gregarious this can develop into a dense matting.
The moths are more or less continuously brooded except during the winter months.