Carpet or tapestry moths are a pestilent species belonging to a family of fungus moths. They are typically 12mm pests commonly found in every household in the UK.
Normally, carpet moths are present in the outer environment and live around bird nests. Here, they feed on keratin present in bird feathers or in repudiated animal skin or fur.
Usually, the eggs of carpet larvae are small enough to go unchecked by the naked eye. That is why even if they are present in your home, they are easily left unseen for a long.
Carpet moths are not harmful to humans, but as discussed above, the biggest harm of these bugs’ presence is on carpet and upholstery furniture.
Carpet moths can lead to a big financial burden when repairing or replacing the damage. Hence, it is better to detect this little fungal pest at an early stage, even before it lays eggs.
The best way to get rid of moth infestation is to keep your home clean. Because they generally infest in the search for food.