Types Of Moths In The UK

First spotted in Great Britain, almost 400 years ago. The majority of moths found in the UK approx 2,500 species or more are harmless, however, a few are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials, textiles and stored products.

Unlike some other pests, moths pose you no health risks as they do not transmit diseases.

There are some moths that can enter your house – such as Clothes Moths or Carpet Moths those, severely damage natural fibres (such as wool, silk or cotton) in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur, and even leather items.

Moth caterpillars cause the damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials. This potentially puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage, especially if they are left stored in draws, wardrobes or under the bed for long periods of time.

  • Cadra cautella (Tropical Warehouse Moth)
  • Plodia interpunctella (Indian Meal Moth)
  • Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Browntail Moth)
  • Mill Moth (Plodia interpunctella)
  • Tineola bisselliella (Cloths Moth)
  • Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth)


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