Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Clothing FAQDo fish moths eat clothes?
Hadoshe L asked 4 months ago

6 Answers
Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 4 months ago
Yes, fish moths can eat clothes. In fact, they are one of the most common types of fabric-damaging insects. They typically feed on wool and silk garments, but can also damage other types of fabric.

Fish moths are particularly attracted to soiled clothing, as they are able to smell the oils and sweat on the fabric. Once they start feeding, they can cause extensive damage to clothing and other items made from natural fibers.

If you think you have a fish moth infestation, it is important to act quickly. These pests can spread quickly and do significant damage to your belongings. Contact a professional pest control company for help in getting rid of fish moths from your home.

Bernard answered 4 months ago
There are a variety of moth species that are classified as “clothes moths.” These moths are attracted to dirty clothes and fabrics, and their larvae (or baby moths) feed on the fibers. While there are many different kinds of clothes moths, the two most common are the webbing cloth moth and the case-bearing moth.

Interestingly, it’s not actually the moth itself that does the damage to your clothing – it’s the larvae. The larvae feed on a variety of organic materials like hair, dead skin cells, and even fabric fibers. When they’re done feeding, they spin a cocoon and pupate into an adult moth.

So, do fish moths eat clothes? While the adults don’t feed on fabric, the larvae can cause extensive damage to clothing and other items made from natural fibers. If you think you have a fish moth infestation, it is important to act quickly. These pests can spread quickly and do significant damage to your belongings. Contact a professional pest control company for help in getting rid of fish moths from your home.

Carlos answered 4 months ago
Yes, fish moths can eat clothes. In fact, they have a particular taste for natural fibers like wool and silk. They often infest closets and storage areas where these items are kept.

Fish moths can cause extensive damage to clothing and other materials made from these fibers. If you think you have a fish moth problem, it’s best to contact a professional pest control company for assistance.

David answered 4 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question, as there is no known instance of a fish moth actually eating clothes. However, it is possible that they could if they were attracted to the fabric.

Fish moths are typically attracted to dark, damp places, so if your clothes are stored in an environment that meets these criteria, it’s possible that the moths could choose to nibble on them. In general, though, fish moths are not considered to be a major threat to your clothing.

Martin Staff answered 4 months ago
Yes, fish moths are a type of clothes moth that feeds on fabrics. They are small brown moths that are often found near water sources, which is where they get their name.

Fish moths are attracted to dirty clothes and can cause damage to your wardrobe if left unchecked. To prevent fish moths from damaging your clothes, be sure to wash them regularly and store them in a clean, dry place.

If you do find fish moths in your home, you can get rid of them by vacuuming or using a clothes steamer.

Wilson answered 4 months ago
There are a variety of different types of fish moths, and they each have their own preferences for food. Some species of fish moths will indeed eat clothes, while others prefer to eat other things like dead leaves or even other small insects. If you’re concerned that a fish moth might be damaging your clothes, it’s best to consult with an entomologist or pest control specialist in your area.