Moths are quite conspicuous; once they find their way into your home, you will easily identify their presence as well as the attractants that brought them into your home. Nonetheless, their limited food choices usually keep them off most homes.
Food-eating moths and fabric-eating moths are the two common types of moths that can be found in homes and their hideouts can be easily located. You will find the fabric-eating moths in your wardrobe, cupboard or other fabric-storing space while the food-eating ones are often found in kitchen cabinets, garbage can, pet food container and any other place where you have foods like cereals, bird seed, pastas, grains, flours and powdered milk.
Out of all the food-eating moths known, Indian meal moth has been studied to be the most destructive and the most common. Indian meal moth is also called Flour moth, pantry moth and the North American High-Flyer. Female Indian meal moth can lay as much 300 eggs which would be hatched into more destructive moths. The average size of an adult Indian meal moth is 1/2 inch.
Cash-making Moth and Webbing Moth are some of the commonest varieties of Fabric Moths and they have the tendency of living in a place unnoticed until they cause damages and holes in the fabric where they stay. Their average length is just 1/2 inch.
Generally, female moths lay their eggs around food stuffs, so the larvae will easily find access to food as they grow up. Not only do the larvae eat the foods they grow in, they also hide themselves inside it with their color resembling the food they live in.
People often use pesticide when they want to exterminate moths but pesticides are capable of having negative impacts on children and pets. It is better to hire professional pest controllers who will identify where the moths are and effectively exterminate them.