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Why Does the UK Have Carpet Moths?

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We live in a globalized world. From the advent of the Age of Colonialism, new crops, products, and ideas have permeated the globe to an astounding degree, in an experiment over 500 years into the making. Local indigenous populations of animals and insects have migrated and become global. While the venerable clothes moth is truly […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Vacuum-Sealed Bags

This month we got a question from Ralph in Austin, TX. Ralph writes: Moth Guy, You write a lot about vacuum-sealed bags. Why are these needed? Why can’t I put my clothes in a drawer to keep them away from moths? I also have several large Sterlite containers that I use for clothing storage. Are […]

What’s the Difference between Clothes Moths and Carpet Moths?

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This week, we received a letter from Josie in Chicago, IL about the difference between clothes moths and carpet moths: Moth Guy, You use the terms “carpet moths” and “clothes moths” interchangeably. Is there a difference between the two? Love the site! Josie This is an important question. In my opinion, I believe the reason […]

Where to Look for Clothes Moths

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This month, we were asked to help Carlos from Flagstaff, Arizona. Carlos wants to know where he can find clothes moths in his home. Moth Guy, You talk about finding moths. Well, in my house I noticed them up high near the ceiling. Why do they go there? I don’t see any in my clothes. […]

3 Reasons You Should Clean Your House


This month, we were asked by Bridgette in Seattle whether a clean home would get rid of moths. Hey Moth Guy! I know you talk a lot about keeping a clean home, and I couldn’t agree more! My husband and I have two Yorkshire Terriers that we adore (Loki and Lilo). Sometimes it’s hard to […]

Do Clothes Moths Eat Dust?


Our Moth Hotline received the following question from Rodney in Baltimore about whether moths can eat dust: Moth Guy, I have a severe moth infestation in my basement. What puzzles me is the fact that there is no carpet down there, nor is there any clothing or anything that they could eat. It’s a dusty […]

3 Reasons Cats Attract Carpet Moths

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We received an interesting inquiry this month from Kyle in Seattle, Washington. Kyle wants to know if his cat is causing his moth infestation. Hey Moth Guy, Love the site. Wanted to get your thoughts on cats attracting moths. I can’t seem to get rid of them. -Kyle I’m really glad you asked. This is […]

Are Clothes Moths Seasonal?

This month, I got an email from Chuck in Iowa. Chuck wants to know if he should prepare his home for an upcoming “moth season.” Hello Moth Guy, Should I prepare my house for moth season this year? I defeated my moth infestation late last year and haven’t seen any since late November. I know […]

Do Clothes Moths Come out at Night?

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We received a question from Christina in Baltimore about the sleep cycle of clothes moths. Moth Guy, First, I just want to say “thank you” for all the great information on your site! I took the steps you said in your attack plan and it seems to be working. The moths in my house are […]

Moth Tips for the UK

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This month, Graham in London asked me to elaborate on the state of clothes moths in the United Kingdom. Mr. “Moth Guy,” Greetings from the UK! I’m not sure how many emails you get from across the Atlantic (assuming you’re American?) but I wanted to tell you that this website has been a tremendous help. […]