Brown House Moth

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Average Adult Size:

  • 8mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Damage to items containing chosen food source,
  • Damage to items of historical value (within museums etc.)

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • Females produce up to 500 eggs in a lifetime,
  • Pest has an average lifespan of 9 weeks.

Life Style:

  • Pest scavenges on fur & feathers & other naturally occurring products,
  • Commonly found in lower standards of environment,
  • Pest is widespread throughout the northern hemisphere,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Environmental changes.