Fabric Eating Pests


The house I moved into in June (and am currently moving out of…… with a wicked quickness) exploded with fabric eaters. We know for a fact theres webbing clothes moths and black carpet beetles. I had to look on line. I’ve seen adults and larva of both. There’ s 1 I’m unsure of: black worm-like bug inside cottony looking ……. wrapping? Don’t quite know what to call it.  Was wondering if its a webbing clothes moth teenager.  The 2nd is very hard to explain. They’re black and sometimes I catch a glimpse of a shiny black head. It seems they really like the seams and they’re not shy about eating. They’re on everything here. Example: they’re eating the corners of my couches,handbags and synthetics also.

How do l get rid of these things? All of them. They laughed at various bug sprays. I’m sprinkling diatomaceous everywhere now. What a mess, but I have unreplcable antique carpets from g-parents that are being eaten. Do you know what the seam eaters are and how do i kill them? I’m at a loss. I have indoor pets also.

I would be in your debt if you could help me.

Thank You,

K. Wichita

By: kelli wichita

2 Responses to “Fabric Eating Pests”

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Kelli,

    Your pest problem isn’t something I would recommend you try to solve yourself. Call a local exterminator ASAP.


  2. Judith says:

    Kelli, more information on fabric eating pests can be seen at http://info.fabrics.net/insects-that-bug-us-in-the-home/

    Hope some of this information helps you!