There are several species of moths in the Carolinas. Varying in size, most are gray or brown in color. Attracted to lighting on the exterior of your home, they can easily get in through windows and doors. Sometimes, their eggs are introduced on the clothing, food or furniture you bring into your house. While their lifespan is generally one month or less, they are able to lay their eggs in the low-traffic areas with convenient food sources for their larvae offspring.
Moth eggs look like tiny, white balls and some are contained in webbing. They are easy to overlook in the back of a closet. Once the larvae hatch, they need to eat. At this caterpillar stage, they consume whatever is around them: clothing, fabrics, upholstery or carpeting. As caterpillars mature, they form cocoons and then transform into moths. As the moths emerge from their cocoons, they go on to breed, and the entire life cycle repeats in your home.
As soon as you notice their eggs or damaged fabrics, you should contact Bug Ivey for professional assistance.