Pantry & Clothing Moths


At right is the Common Clothes Moth, also known as Tineola Bisselliella. It obtains its nourishment from cloth, especially wool and other natural fibers, although it will also eat grains. They can be quite tricky to get rid of, so if you see them, call Ladybug first to schedule a service call.

Facts About Moths
The term “Pantry Moth” most often refers to Indian Meal Moths, a small moth that feeds on the type of dry foods typically stored in a kitchen pantry. They usually do not “get in” as adults, they generally come in as eggs in packaged goods, especially bags of bird seed.

Clothing Moths, on the other hand, come in several varieties, colors, sizes, and origins, but all are known to eat various fabrics — clothing, curtains, rugs, upholstery, and even tapestries.

What these moths have in common is that they can carry germs, their feces gets on everything it lands or walks on without eating, and they can destroy or significantly damage property in your home. Because they are often small and quick, they can also be difficult to track, find, and eradicate if you do not do that for a living. We do. If you suspect you have moths, or even if you just can’t figure out what’s going on, call Ladybug at 617-745-0044 and we’ll rid your home or building of the moths and set up a protective barrier so they don’t come back.