What Do Carpet Moths Look Like?

Carpet Moth Control

Identify and Get Rid of Carpet Moths

Carpet moths are among our most common but elusive insect pests. Not every home will have them, but those with woollen textiles, pet hairs or even dust deposits rich in skin flakes.

Carpet Moth Larvae.

Carpet moth larvae are highly distinctive because they carry their home around with them.

These cocoons of silk vary in colour, often taking on the appearance of whatever colour carpet they are feeding on. This gives them a natural camouflage and makes them harder to see.

bristol carpet moth larvae
Bristol Pest Control - Carpet Moth Larvae

Carpet Moths

These are also distinctive owing to their grey appearance with black spots on the wings. They are commonly mistaken for clothes moths, but they are golden in colour.

Bristol Pest Control - Adult Carpet Moths

Moths are a sign of past activity and not a guarantee of current activity. Remember it's the larvae that do the damage and not the adults.

By Simon Berenyi at Bristol Pest Control - WaspKill UK Pest Control