Webbing Clothes Moth - Get Rid of Them

Webbing Clothe Moth

Webbing clothe moth, really dangerous for clothes. They start destruction at the larva stage of their life cycle. The list of products they destroy is really very long. Naturally they destroy rugs, wool clothing, furs, carpets, upholstered furniture, animal bristles in brushes, stored wool, fish meal, and many more.

Almost every type of cotton is their food. Larva also use cotton for making cases for their pupa. Their like shirts cuffs and collars for hiding. If you don't take care of them then this problem may become complex. 

How to prevent webbing clothes moth?

There have so many techniques of preventing webbing clothes moth. Anyone can use any technique form that list. Today, I gonna describe below about how to control webbing clothe moth. 

The List of Moth Controlling Techniques

  • Periodic dry cleaning
  • Periodic laundering
  • Proper storage
  • Freezing
  • Heating
  • Fumigating with dry ice
  • Trapping
  • Using an insecticide

Cloths moth love moist environment for breeding. So, we should try to keep the humidity level very low inside the cloths storage. We also should make our cloth storage tiny cracks and cavity free. Another important factor is good housekeeping practice.

Preventive Measures

“Prevention is better than cure”. We can save our valuable time, and reduce work load by taking some preventive actions. One of the most important step is to be clean and stay clean. Periodic cleaning is very important for preventing the moth infestation.

Vacuum cleaner can also be used for cleaning those places. We will have to dispose all the vacuum cleaner bag contents properly. Because, those dust may contain the eggs, larva, pupa, and the adult moth.

Webbing cloths moths mainly attracted by old woolen garments and/or scrap clothes. If we store such cloths then we will have to check those carefully. We should remove those clothes from our house, which are not necessary. This will reduce the risk of moth infestation.

How to Identify Webbing Clothes Moth

Webbing Clothes Moth
Webbing cloth moth is an annoying insect. Getting rid of webbing cloth moth is quite difficult. Early identification of infestation can make the job quite easier. For identifying, you will have to know them properly. 


What is the most common type of fabric moth? The answer is webbing clothes moth. How they look like? They are golden in color with reddish golden glow on their head. They have two pair of wings and the length of larger pair of wings are about half inch. You will find them in the dark areas of of the room.

Difference Between Clothe moths and Other species

Many of us do a common mistake by thinking the common food and grain infesting moths as clothes moth. But, they are completely different species of moth. And the moth treatment technique varies depending upon their species.

The most common difference in their physical structure is in their length. The clothes moths are about ¼” long where the food and grain moths are about ½” long. Another sign is clothe moths are quite easy to catch rather than food and grain moths. One of the major difference is a little tufts of hair on clothes moth but, the other species do not have that. Other major difference is that they cannot fly like food and grain moth. Grain moth fly in a direct and steady manner, where the cloth moths fly by fluttering.

Other species of moth which is very similar to webbing clothes moth is Casemaking clothes moths. Their size and appearance is very similar to the webbing clothes moth. The wings of webbing clothes moths are lighter brown than casemaking clothes moths. Casemaking clothes moth has dark colored spots on their wings. Also the hair of the casemaking clothes moths are lighter than the webbing clothes moths. Although the larva of both species are very identical, the larva of casemaking moth carries a silken tube case as their food.

All those signs described above will help you while identifying the webbing cloths moths. Many people use pesticides for getting rid of moths without identifying their species. But you have to remember that, the technique of moth treatment varies depending upon their species.

How to Trap Webbing Clothe Moth?

Webbing clothe moth is very bad for cloth. It damages our loving and precious clothes. Proper preventive measures, and effective treatment can protect our clothes. Trapping is one of the most effective for preventing webbing clothe moth. Today I gonna show you how to trap webbing cloth moth.


Pheromone trap is one of the most effective technique of trapping webbing cloth moth. But, it is not used for controlling casemaking clothes moth. This is a chemical bait. Female webbing clothe moth attract the male moth while sex through spreading one kind of smell. In pheromone trap one kind of chemical is used which produce scent like the scent produced by the female moth. And in the trap there have a sticky surface. When the moth come into the contact with the sticky surface they get stuck.

But, this pheromone trap is only used for killing webbing cloth moth. Other species of moths cannot be controlled by pheromone trap. Grain moth infestation cannot be controlled by using pheromone traps.

Pro-Pest Clothes Moth Trap is another type of widely used trap for controlling webbing cloth moth. It is nontoxic. Each pack contains two pieces of pheromone taps. It is specially designed for controlling male webbing moths. This product has a working life of twelve weeks.

Nuvan ProStrips is another type of very effective stripy trap. This trap is widely used and very user friendly. It can be used for controlling many other pests like bed bugs, ants, files, spiders and many more. This product is very effective for controlling infestation in closed spaces like garages, sheds, crawlspaces, and attics. You can use it inside house, museums, terrariums, and places like those.

Clothes Moth Trap (Pheromone Kit) is another kind of very effective moth control trap. This type of traps are used for controlling clothes moths only and their larvae. This type of traps contain pheromone, which attract the male moths. The trap dimension is 8.5” x 5.25”. 

Where to Use Clothes Moth Trap?

This is really a very important factor of getting maximum level of benefit from the trap. If we choose wrong places then we will not get optimum benefit. We will have to use those traps in such places where the organic fibers like furs, silk, feathers, and wool are stored.

Hope you got some useful informing by reading this article. If still you have further problem after using those products, then you should contact to the professional exterminators for getting rid of clothes moths. 

How To Use Rat Poison Bait

Rat Poison Bait
Rat poison bait is one of the most used product for getting rid of rats. It is very effective for controlling rats. But, important thing is to know the effective, and safe use of rat poison bait. Our kids, and pets may be affected by poison baits. Proper use of rat poison bait will make the bait, more effective. Today I gonna describe, how to use rat poison bait safely, and effectively.

Keep Clean Infested Area: It is very important to clean the  infested area properly before using poison bait. Need to remove all the food, water, and shelter. Then place the bait in such places through which they move. Then very frequently inspect the places for dead rats. You should nor bait in our kitchen, and should be very careful about your pets.

Rat Bait Stations: I highly recommend this product for using poison baits. This type of stations are protected with locks, so our pets and children cannot reach to the poison bait. Rat bait stations are in two shapes. One is “T” shaped and another is "BOX" shaped. Only rates can enter into the bait station.

Use Gloves: You should use hand gloves before touching the poison baits. Do not touch the bait with your naked hands. And wash your hands properly after using poison bait, and touching dead rats.

Use plastic tie or wire for installing the rat bait stations: You should use plastic tie for installing rat bait stations in such places like little tree branches, chain link fencing, etc. And for large installations you should use wire. You will have to find such places which are not readable by kids and pets.

Check Bait Stations Regularly: You should check all rat poison bait stations regularly. If you find any dead rat then, must dump it under soil, so that pets like cats, dogs, etc. can not eat that. Otherwise they will die by eating poisoned rats.

Remove All The Baits: At the end when you will find your property rat free, remove all the stations, and dispose under soil. Make sure that all the poisoned baits are unreachable to pets and kids.

Appropriate use of baits ensures rat free house. Effectiveness and efficiency of any operation mostly depend on proper and accurate use of methods. Hope you can understand how to use rat poison bait. 

Use Amorphous Silica Gel for Killing Termites

Amorphous Silica Gel for Controlling Termites
Termites destroy millions of dollars of wood every year. It is very difficult to get rid of termites. A lot of preparation, experience, and hard work is required for controlling termite infestation. Today, I gonna describe such a technique which is very effective for termite treatment. Amorphous silica gel can be used for killing them by dehydration.

Termite’s body is very delicate. Their body is made with exoskeleton. It is very possible to dehydrate their body by using amorphous silica gel. Although it is called gel, it is actually a powder. When this powder come into the contact of the body of the termites, they die by dehydration.

Invention of Dry-Out

Scientists were trying to develop a very suitable and stable form of amorphous silica gel for controlling termite infestation. After a lot of experiment they found 100% safe, nontoxic form of amorphous silica gel, which is called Dry-Out. This gel is capable of eliminating 100% termites form any infested area. The more interesting truth is that a single layer of amorphous silica gel coating can make any wood 100% termite infestation proof.


A pneumatic machine is used to spray the Dry-Out gel on the surface of the wood. The gel is a very fine powder. When the powder is sprayed on the infested woods surface, the powder particles penetrate into the termite’s tunnels through cracks, cavities, etc. As it is carried through air, it can reach to the most remote corner of the termite nests. When the Dry-Out particle come into the contact with termite’s body, it starts dehydrating their body, and as a result they die.

Is Dry-Out Toxic?

Dry-Out is hundred percent safe for indoor use. It is not toxic at all. This is the same type of gel which is used in deodorants, toothpaste, and various types of human food. So, anyone can use it anytime, anywhere. This product has no bad effect on kids and pets. 

Bad Diseases Infected By Cockroach

Cockroach is the dirtiest and worst pest in this world, at least I think. I hate this ugly insect most. I cannot think of living with this insect. 

Cockroach like warm places for living. They love to live near the food and water sources. Our house is ideal place for their living and breeding.

According to the report of The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, urban houses are the most potential habitat of cockroaches. About 78% to 98% urban houses are cockroach infested. And their number is terrible i.e. 900 to 330,000 per house.

Diseases Infected By Roaches

Microbes:  This is one kind of allergens, infected by cockroaches. It is very dangerous and painful for us. They are also responsible for spreading ASTHMA. Their saliva, body parts, and face are responsible for spreading the triggering of asthma. Now a days, asthma is a very common disease all over the world.

Bacteria: Cockroach carries 33 different types of bacteria with their body. Human pathogens are also infected by roaches. They are responsible for spreading about six types of parasitic worms and seven types of pathogens. Among those, E. coli and Salmonella is very dangerous for human body. Cockroach is also responsible for gastroenteritis and/or food poisoning. Some common symptom of roach contamination are abdominal pain, tenderness, severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, etc. Sometimes those diseases become deadly.


Prevention is better than cure. We can get rid of it by preventing them from growing in number. Here are some techniques of prevention ……………
  1. We should keep clean our house properly. There should not have any crumbs or any other food particles on the floor. There should not have any open food and water sources.
  2. All holes, cavities, and cracks should be sealed properly. Because, all those spots are safe habitat of cockroaches.
  3. We should Keep our kitchen sink, bath room and cupboards clean and dry. All those places provide food and water to the roaches. So, by keeping clean and dry we can discourage them from coming into our house.
  4. Regularly we should inspect those places which are potential for cockroach’s infestation. If you notice any sign of infestation, then you should use pesticide, i.e. Boric acid, Dupont Advion RoachBait Gel, Maxforce FC Magnum Roach Bait, etc.

Hope you will get rid of roaches by following those simple techniques. If still you have roach infestation in your house, after following these techniques, than hire an exterminator. Because, living with cockroach is very dangerous and also unhygienic.

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