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Pantry moths cannot do harm to clothing or carpets

I recently got a question about if pantry moths can harm clothing or rugs.  Pantry moths do not eat the fibers of clothing or carpets.  It IS possible that they might next and lay eggs there, but when the moths hatch into adults they will fly away in search of mates and food.  NOW- if the clothing or carpet has food particles on it- they could eat them...another reason to have seasonal clothing dry-cleaned before you put it away for storage. 

  Many people confuse pantry moths with clothes moths.  Here is a pic of a pantry moth; and a picture of a clothes moth so that you can see the difference and identify which you have.
Pantry moth photo picpicture of a clothes moth

4 Comments to Pantry moths cannot do harm to clothing or carpets:

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Janet Connolly on Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:25 AM
Will Aunt Norma's Pantry Moth spray work for clothing moths as well?
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Aunt Norma on Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:28 AM
Although many of the same ingredients in Aunt Norma's Pantry moth spray will also deter other insects, the spray is NOT specifically formulated for clothing moths... especially the moth trap- which uses a pheromone lure specifically designed to attract PANTRY moths.
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pat senffner on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:44 AM
Is the spray okay for painted walls? Or does it make a stain or discolor them?
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Julie on Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:30 PM
Do the Trichogrammata wasp eggs work for clothing moths? Or only for pantry moths? thanks!
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