The hideouts of Moths
Moths avid light and you can therefore find them in dark places such as attics, closets and basements hiding in corners or in the folds of fabrics. You can also find them underneath beds, infrequently used drawers, wardrobes and cupboards as well as lofts.
Moths and human’s health
The majority of people do not feel any health effects from moths that may be present in their homes. However, these creatures are annoying since they can feed on dry foods and clothes but the fact is they do not transmit diseases or cause any reaction to individuals who are allergic to indoor insects such as silverfish and dust mites.
It is however essential to note that although the adult moths cannot cause health issues, they can cause health effects in their larvae stage when they get into contact with your skin. The sharp hairs or spines in larvae that sting can cause different symptom including:
- Scaly skin
- Skin irritation outbreaks, which are similar to eczema
- Contact dermatitis that causes swelling, hives and redness
These allergies can grow worse, especially if they are combined with other indoor pest’ allergies.
How Did Moths get inside my house?
This is one of the questions that most people ask. The species of moths differ and the ones you are likely to encounter are pantry moths and clothes moths. Various things can attract these creatures to your home including household items that they can feed on or use to lay eggs.
Is the damage caused by Moths serious?
This is another common question. The magnitude of moth damage depends on the level of infestation. If the infestation is large, the damage can also be huge. Moths that feed on clothes leave behind stains from droppings and holes. Those that feed on food substances contaminate them with their droppings and cocoons.
Signs of moth infestation
The infestation signs largely depend on their species. The sign of an indoor moth infestation is adults resting on the surfaces or flying around. The sign of moths that feed on fabrics is feeding damage to fabrics. The other signs of moths include the presence of moth through the droppings, webbing and cocoons that they leave behind. You may also identify the pupae of some moths in the corners of drawers, walls and cabinets.
Note that while some signs of the presence of moths can be very vivid, others can only be noticed by professionals.