As moth extermination experts, it’s no surprise that “How do you get rid of clothes moths?” is the most common question people ask us. But they’re asking the wrong question: what they should really be asking is, “How do I get rid of clothes moth larvae?”
Killing adult clothes moths is pretty simple. Moth pheromone traps and pesticide sprays will do the trick, but this will do almost nothing to help if your home is already infested. Clothes moths are elusive creatures that seek out dark, forgotten parts of your home and – unlike most moths – they often live their whole lives without ever flying.
Unfortunately, if clothes moth larvae have infested your home, there’s no effective DIY solution. Clothes moth eggs and larvae are near-microscopic, propagate rapidly and even camouflage themselves in a fibre-woven casing to make themselves even harder to spot. Brushing clothes and dry cleaning both help, but it’s nearly impossible to eliminate infestation entirely through such methods.