Moths in Australia
There are over 150,000 different species of moth that live across this world of ours, and 20,000 to 30,000 are native to Australia. Although not all species of moth are considered pests, there are a number of species of moth that cause great damage to plants and fabrics.
However, the most common kinds of moths encountered around the home are those that feed on fabrics, and these varieties of moth need to be swiftly dealt with to prevent expensive and lasting damage to clothes and carpets.
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Characteristics of moths
Moths are close relatives of butterflies, and this is shown in their large wings. However, there are a number of characteristics that moths have that distinguish them from butterflies. The most telling is the size and shape of their antennae. Butterflies tend to have thin antennae with what appears to be a small ball, or ‘club’ on the end. Moth antennae vary in length and thickness, but lack the club end. The majority of moths are nocturnal, which is why they are most often seen gathering around lights once evening has fallen.
Possible health risks and inconveniences from moths
Although moths do not really register as a health risk, the fabric-consuming varieties can cause a great amount of inconvenience if they take up residence within a home. They will feed by consuming fabric products such as clothes and blankets, leaving large, unsightly wholes that may render them unusable.
Clothes and blankets can be expensive to repair or replace, so to avoid unnecessary expenses it is best to handle any suspected moth infestation quickly through professional procedures.
Signs of infestation
The clearest signs of moth infestation in the home is finding holes in your clothes and blankets. The term ‘moth-eaten’ exists for a reason, due to the distinctive holes left in such products by the consumption habits of these insects. If you notice this alongside a increase of moths gathering around your light sources at night, it is likely that you have a moth infestation, and like any pest infestation it should be dealt with as soon as possible.
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