Moths commonly found in Troutdale homes are usually 1/2 to 1 inch long and are typically a pale brown or gray. You can often observe full-grown moths zipping around your warm woolen and fine silk textile, but it’s a misconception that these moths are responsible for any damage found in your armoire. What actually causes the destruction of your finest fabrics are the moth larvae, which can be challenging to identify.
If you’ve experienced recent damage to your home fabrics, including clothing and linens, these red flags can help you identify if moths are at the root of this damage. Moth larvae will gravitate towards wool and silk, so look for damage in these textiles that resembles a cigarette burn, ie; small round holes in the fabric.
Meal moths, on the other hand, infest dry goods rather than fine textiles, so if it’s the smaller, thinner moths that are circling your kitchen area, you will want to inspect your pantry for larvae.
The best action to take when a moth control problem arises is to call Wildwoods Pest Control Services. Wildwoods has served Troutdale’s communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your moth control issues.