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​Webbing Clothes Moths Also Eat Hair?

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When fully researching insects and bugs you often stumble upon disturbing anecdotes like this one about the Webbing Clothes Moths from the University of Kentucky:

Clothes moths are well-known as pests of stored woolens, but they will eat a wide range of other fibers including hair, fur, silk, felt and feathers. Serious infestations of clothes moths can develop undetected in a home, causing significant damage to clothing, bedding, floor coverings and other articles.

...including hair. This has to be one of the most disturbing things that could ever be said about any home pest. It goes beyond eating rice, floorboards, or even your best sweater. When an insect or its larvae has the absolute temerity to crawl on your person and chew on your hair, that's an act of war.

Webbing clothes moths are small cream colored mother about only a half inch in length. They are very similar to the casemaking moths. Their wings have a sheen to them which makes them somewhat visible in dim light. Live clothes moths are rarely seen because they live in the dark places of your home such as the attic, closet or basement. As adults the clothes moth are not active feeders, it is their larvae which do the damage to your clothing, bedding, or hair. If you do happen to see a clothes moth flying it is a male. The females of the species have difficulty flying and either walk or hop around. The females lay year around, but once they lay the eggs they die. The eggs are attached to clothing, wool, carpeting, or pillowcases where you rest your hair. The eggs of a webbing clothes moth will hatch in a little over a week, longer in the winter months.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Clothing should be stored in air-tight bags after dry cleaning, wools especially as their oils attract the moths. Ensure that you constantly wash bedsheets and other linens even if stored. If you've noticed an infestation then using pesticides such as the Scraminator in affected areas can kill the adults and larvae. Dust along baseboards, carpet edges, under carpeting, furniture, in closets and shelving where these insects are seen or suspected. You will need to retreat every seven days for a month to ensure that you have gotten the entire cluster.                                        

  

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